Carlyn Lindsay MSDC

Wood Carving & Turning

About Carlyn
Carlyn is known for designing and making striking laminated wooden objects. she is excited by linear structures. There is a lot of drawing, planning and models/maquettes involved in the creation of each piece. The laminating is an interesting and exciting process in itself, using hardwood planks and coloured veneers. Then the turning begins!
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Carlyn enjoys the whole process of making each piece, it is what being a maker is all about. “Yes, I love the feeling of completion but it’s the journey too”.

Her degree is 3Dimensional Art & Design, wood, metal & plastics.

The coloured veneer lines which run through her work draw the contours of the shapes she turns, but the juxtaposing of the straight lines with the parabolic curves and stretched lines is what gives her work its dynamism.

The importance of the design process is critical because each design has it's own precise configuration of lines which determine the construction of her laminated blocks.

Carlyn designs and executes complimentary pure forms then turns each piece to reveal the embedded design this is how she gives a classic form it's contemporary look.

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BA Hons 3D Art & Design, wood, metal & plastics, Wolverhampton School of Art & Design

Cabinet Maker

Furniture maker

Boat building

  • 1984-Tim Turner Travelling Scholarship
  • 1989-Princes Youth Business Trust - Test marketing Grant
  • 1989-Princes Youth Business Trust - Business Start up Grant
  • 1989-Wickes Bursary Award
  • 2003-Worshipful Company of Turners Bursary Award
  • 2004-Tony Boase Tribute Award

Carlyn's work is regularly exhibited and she has an extensive client base including: Liberty, V&A Museum shop, Herbert Johnson-New Bond Street, Hermes, Sir Antony Gormley.

Carlyn is an active craftsperson and is a member of craft Committees.


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