Kate’s jewellery is based around the multiple use of textured silver units that have developed through experimentation; gathering ideas at the workbench and observing details in nature and urban decay which tend to influence the surface of a piece.
These units are combined with semi-precious beads, climbing cord and cork to add colour and create mood. By altering the scale and pattern formation she creates a range of pieces from a pair of simple earrings to elaborate multi-unit one-off necklaces.
Kate studied Jewellery and Silversmithing firstly at Bradford and then Loughborough College of Art and Design. She completed an MA in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in 1996 and set up a studio in Limehouse a year later having received the 1000th Crafts Council grant.