I am fascinated by the potential of 3D computer modelling and rapid prototyping to inform new approaches to making. The jewellery I make aims to combine the use of both emerging and traditional techniques. Computer software allows for the accurate generation of complex, geometric forms that would be difficult to produce using conventional methods. High definition rapid manufacturing together with lost wax casting processes allow for these forms to be realised as tangible objects, and careful hand-finishing turns them into precious jewels.
Cinnamon Lee studied Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney Institute of Technology before completing both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Visual Art (Gold and Silversmithing) at The Australian National University School of Art. She has lectured at a number of Australian universities and is represented by several galleries including Pieces of Eight Gallery. Cinnamon continues to exhibit her work regularly both nationally and internationally and has had numerous works acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.