Lauren Barnett
Lauren Barnett is a jewellery designer maker who aims to raise awareness of climate change by combining recycled materials with traditional metal smithing skills. During her final year, she has developed a collection of interactive organic forms focused around the phenomenon of coral bleaching, a process whereby coral loses its colour as a stress response to environmental changes. Lauren’s work aims to capture people’s attention and spark a conversation about our consumer behaviours. Her pieces use a range of decorative finishes including both lead free enamel and UV powders to echo corals natural fluorescent abilities. Lauren prioritises making in both an ethical and sustainable way to provide potential customers with a unique, handcrafted alternative to the readily available fast fashion jewellery. After university, she plans to set up her own workshop to continue exploring and developing her final year theme.
BA (H) Decorative Arts