K A R E N   M C M I L L A N


I'm a jeweller living and working in Edinburgh and am based at Coburg House Studios in Leith. Whilst studying at Edinburgh College of Art, I developed a range of work using predominantly resin and acrylic.  Inspired by linear shapes found in nature and a love of Japanese pattern, I enjoy using resin as a material as colour is an important aspect of my work. Particularly influenced by a 1950’s and 1960‘s colour palette, I contrast colour and shape, often playing around with the overall uniformity of the piece.  My most recent work involves inlaying pattern into resin or just a simple line, giving the quality of a drawn line.