Kristin McFarlane

Kristin McFarlane was born in Melbourne in 1968.

She studied art at the Caulfield campus of Monash University.

McFarlane combined her love of literature and art to became a graphic designer. Unsatisfied with the lack of creativity required in the commercial design industry she left to pursue glassmaking.

McFarlane considers glass a perfect medium for allowing a permanent memory of an event, time and place to be recorded in a sculptural work or piece of jewellery to hold, treasure and revisit at will. Her objective is to ‘capture memory’.

In 2002, she married her partner John Hoogendoorn and they have one child, Jade.

Since 2004 Kristin has been commissioned to create the Australian of the Year trophies and more recently trophies for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.