Lydia MacDonald Designs.
Established in 2012, Lydia MacDonald Designs makes bespoke, hand-etched glass products, ranging from vintage and reclaimed lanterns to customised vases and beautifully unique wedding gifts.
Drawing influence from the natural world, Lydia’s work has previously featured native British fauna and flora, including birds, stags, flowers and insects.
Along with one-off commissions, Lydia also produces a range of designs for some of Scotland’s leading independent design and homeware retailers, most notably the acclaimed House of Bruar in the Scottish Highlands.
Lydia, who recently collaborated with Great British Menu judge and Michelin starred chef Michael Smith on a range new of glassware for his new ‘Loch Bay’ restaurant, sought inspiration from the woodlands closer to her studio in the village of Pencaitland.
Speaking about her new collection, Lydia said:
“For this collection I sought inspiration from the beautiful woodlands that are close to my studio in East Lothian.
“I really enjoy walking and exploring in the outdoors, so for this collection it seemed fitting to bring together some of the familiar creatures of the Scottish woodlands, such as foxes, deer and hares.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing my latest designs. Each stencil I make for my glassware is only used once – little variations occur, making every piece unique.”