Karen-Ann Dicken is a jewellery designer based in Dundee, Scotland. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and The Royal College of Art in 2007 with an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery design. Karen is currently studying her PhD looking at the use of 3D printing to make tooling.
Karen specialises in modern technologies such as laser welding and 3D printing. She integrates both hand-crafts with modern techniques to create her pieces, which some take over a month to produce. Karen is inspired by the strength that comes from triangulated forms, both in nature and architecture. She is influenced by Buckminster Fuller and other geodesic and architectural forms such as pylons and bridges.