Karlyn Sutherland studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (B.Arch. (Hons), 2007; Dip.Arch., 2008; M.Arch., 2008) and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D., 2014), 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, Caithness, and to her enrolment on a master class at North Lands Creative Glass; she has since gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally, with her work – explorations of light and shadow influenced by her experience of the derelict buildings found along the coast near her home – playing a critical role in the development of her academic research, and vice-versa. In 2016 she was an Endeavour Research Fellow in the Glass Workshop of the Australian National University, Canberra, and has recently been an artist in residence both at the University of Sunderland and at the Corning Museum of Glass. In addition to maintaining her creative practice as an artist, architectural designer and writer, Sutherland is a member both of the Craft Scotland Advisory Group and of the Board of Directors of Timespan, a museum and art gallery in Helmsdale, Sutherland. She is represented by Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon.