DeeLyn creates tactile, sculptural objects that adorn the body. Her work is often playfully interactive, evoking curiosity and creating a unique connection between object and wearer. Convertibility, articulation and illusion are central to her jewellery designs. These themes are explored through geometric patterns, architectural structure and repetitive forms brought together to create bold wearable sculptures.
Originally from Portland Oregon, Deelyn has resettled in the UK. She completed a design degree in Liverpool in 2010, specialising in jewellery and ceramics. She works predominately in sterling silver, but enjoys exploring alternative material within jewellery as well. Since graduating, she has worked as a self-employed artist jeweller. She sells her work at select galleries and boutiques throughout the UK & US.
AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS and COLLABORATIONS
O2 Graduate Enterprise Award - May 2011
Collaboration with fashion designer Alena Kudera for catwalk headpieces to accompany the collection viewed in London Fashion Week - June 2011
Designer in Residence at Liverpool Hope University 2010-2011
Rector’s Mission & Values Prize for Art - July 2010
Julia Carter-Preston Design Award for the best achieving Design student - July 2010
Sysco Training & Consultancy Purchase Prize - May 2010