Artist: Cara Lowe

Some 3D printed boxes with geometric jewellery.

BA Silversmithing & Jewellery
Glasgow School of Art

Cara is a jeweller.

Cara’s practice explores the relationship between the digital and the physical worlds. She creates jewellery from a renewable bio-plastic sourced from natural plant sugars and uses digital processes, including 3D printing, to produce her work. Taking inspiration from retrofuturism (a past vision of the future), digital nostalgia, retro video gaming consoles and toys, her practice explores ideas of play, joy and the escapism that technology can offer. For her final major project, Cara produced a collection of customisable, interactive jewellery combining play, movement and a neon colour palette that can be adapted and re-constructed by the individual wearer.

A woman looks at a box, it is glowing in the ultra violet light.
A 3D printed box and a selection of 3D jewellery.
4 stacked small plastic jewellery boxes.
A model wears geometric neon jewellery.

In:Site 2022

Cara is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event took place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

Cara Lowe’s project, Hues of Birmingham, celebrated some of Birmingham’s most recognisable buildings, both past and present. As a jeweller using 3D printing, architecture has always inspired Cara’s work, and her interactive 3D printed sculptures of Birmingham’s built environment provided an opportunity for people to experiment and play with colour, adding their own creative vision to these iconic city centre buildings.

5 3d printed miniature iconic buildings of Birmingham
14 3D printed miniature iconic buildings of Birmingham all painted in different colours

Where Next?

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Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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