I rarely repeat a piece, as I enjoy the challenge of fabricating new forms and turning this initially unyielding metal into a thing of beauty.
Lyn Guthrie first enrolled in a jewellery course in London in the 1980s and was “hooked”. It was not until she returned to Sydney in the early 1990s that she began regular classes with Swiss-born and trained Silversmith, Ernst Pfenninger. She was a student with Ernst for 6 years. After moving to Queensland she became a student with The Goldsmith School. Lyn specialises in the fabrication of unique, handmade jewellery and silverware for table use. Lyn’s design influence has mainly been the work of the German and Scandinavian silversmiths and goldsmiths, particularly from the Georg Jensen workshop. She has exhibited in Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Lyn is a member of the JMGQ (Jewellers, Metalsmiths and Goldsmiths of Queensland) and has participated in their exhibitions. She is to be included in Christine Erratt’s forthcoming publication “Australian Silversmiths’ Marks” (a reference book on makers and retailers marks on Australian silver).