Using brass, silver and African Blackwood, Lynne Avis specialises in creating jewellery that strays from the typical shape and purpose. Constantly scolded by her father for fiddling as a child, Avis developed the Kinetic Collection - a range specifically made to move, twist, shake and spin "against all good manners". The Clandestine range is based on the idea of sixteenth-century jewellery, where rings were often equipped with tiny, hidden compartments. The Reflection and Rotation rings are crafted to preoccupy the physcial while the mind drifts to contemplate the immaterial, much in the same way as prayer beads.
Avis has studied through Rhodes University, Ruth Prowse and the University of Hertfordshire in London, and is currently releasing not only her contemporary jewellery items but is also part of a collaborative project that has resulted in the book Adventures in the Ordinary, inspired by Georges Perec.