Carolyn graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a BA in Design and Applied Arts. She has since spent time travelling around the world, returning to Edinburgh in 2016 from Melbourne, Australia, where she held a residency at NorthCity4 studios and was an assistant to Melbourne based jewellery designer Vicki Mason.
Kinnaird Jewellery combines inspiration from her travels, particularly through countries such as Peru, Morocco and Vietnam. Here, Carolyn was captured by the scale of tribal styles of jewellery and by the intricate detail attributed to traditional tribal tattooing.
Through Carolyn's innate contemporary style and vision, Kinnaird Jewellery realises the influence of these tribal idiosyncrasies on her work through the creation of uniquely bold, yet simplistic forms.
Kinnaird Jewellery is predominately metal based, with nuances of colour added using perspex and other non precious materials. This reflects upon the colourful cultures that have inspired each creation.