28 Portland Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1QN
Katherine’s jewellery, made in sterling silver and gold, is inspired by natural forms, British wildlife and symbolism.
Using various techniques to create her jewellery, the predominant one is roller texturing. This is unpredictable technique involving the use of steel rolling mills, natural and man made materials. The object that is rolled disintegrates leaving the surface of the metal with a rich texture. Using this technique involves a lot of happy accidents, but that is what keeps it fresh, and interesting. The jewellery can be very evocative, the pressing of a special leaf from a place visited once, or grandma’s lace.
She uses this technique in conjunction gems and beads to create a body of work with sensitivity and subtlety which works in sympathy with the wearer.
From an early age Katherine has been familiar with the techniques involved in making jewellery.
Her father works as a jewellery designer maker and often Katherine would work alongside him in his workshop. By 16 this was a serious hobby and Katherine sold jewellery to her friends for pocket money. Winning Young Craftsman of the Year in the early 1990s, made her take her talents seriously. After attending the Surrey Institute of Art & Design and Edinburgh College of Art, Katherine started her business in 1998.
Katherine sells her work through various outlets. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, which has an annual exhibition at in London. She takes part in Open house exhibitions in Sussex. She has work in galleries locally, and internationally. Selling via local galleries, her website and other online shops.