visited in 2016
Karlyn Sutherland is originally from Lybster in Caithness, Scotland. Heavily influenced by the environment she grew up in, Sutherland focuses her design-based research on attachment to place, memory and the role of cultural narrative in design. Glass has been part of her creative practice since she attended a master class led by Jane Bruce and Bruno Romanelli in July 2009. Sutherland’s current work draws upon personal explorations of light and shadow in derelict houses found along the Caithness coastline.
Karlyn Sutherland studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (B.Arch. (Hons), 2007; Dip.Arch., 2008; M.Arch., 2008) and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D., 2014), where she received multiple awards and was later employed as a design tutor and research assistant. She began working in glass in 2009 when her doctoral research into the topics of place and attachment led her home to Lybster, Caithness, and to her enrolment on a master class at North Lands Creative Glass; she has since gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally.
Karlyn is an Endeavour Research Fellow in the Glass Workshop at the ANU School of Art.