Lynn Muir trained as an illustrator at Colchester School of Art. The first part of her career was spent in East Anglia as a designer of theatre and retail props. This was where she first started to use wood.

Lynn Muir image

She had a ten year break from her career to bring up her three children, during which time she and her family moved to Cornwall.

In 1986-7 she began working with wood again, establishing her workshop which overlooks the Atlantic, an ideal location for collecting the driftwood with which she makes the painted driftwood figures. She uses saws and sanders to carve the figures. Each piece evolves in the making, sometimes ideas are found in the wood itself.

She received the "Toymaker of the Year" award in 1994 and is on the Crafts Council selected list of makers. She has exhibited throughout the country and regularly at Chelsea Crafts Fair

Selected Exhibitions

Crafts Council:
Touring Exhibition "Craftspace"

New York: International Gift Fair

"Heim und Handwerk" International Exhibition of artistic toys

"Britain in Israel" invited to participate in trade and cultural delegation by British Overseas Group Trade.