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?

Artist: Francisca Onumah

Francisca was part of In:Site 2014

The artists uses a hammer to stamp metal.

Artist: Jessica Hargreaves

Jessica was part of In:Site 2015

The artist crouches over a memorial stone as she takes a casting.

Artist: Ryan Dilkes

Ry was part of In:Site 2019

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

Artist: Stefanie Cheong

Stefanie was part of In:Site 2013.

A pine cone with gold decoration on a string.


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