CAIR: Karlyn Sutherland


Karlyn Sutherland is an artist and designer mainly working in glass. She originally trained as an architect and is from Lybster, which is where she is currently based.


Karlyn studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh where she received multiple awards and was also employed as a design tutor and research assistant. She began working in glass in 2009 when her research into the topics of place and attachment led her home to Lybster and to her enrolment on a master class at North Lands Creative Glass. She has since gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally.


“Central to my work, both in glass and architecture, is a long-standing interest in the bond between people and place; my practice explores this dialogue, with a particular focus on the characteristics of space that shape our memories and sense of attachment to our environment.”


Karlyn will be our Lybster Artist in Residence, working specifically with Caithness Community Connections in Lybster. She will be responding to the Rural Caithness Locality Plan and developing community connections using origami and other design techniques.


We will be following Karlyn closely and will keep you updated as the project unfolds.