Mairi E Collins is a jeweller and designer based in Dundee. Inspired by microbiology, her Auctus collection references growing patterns in nature with lacy biological structures, precious metals and stones:
"My love for natural history has always influenced my jewellery style. Lacelike shapes and biological textures are my favourite features- they always make for a tactile and exciting piece of jewellery. I love the constructive aspect of jewellery-making and seeing it all come together, its so satisfying to take a piece from design on paper to a finished, beautiful object."