KATHIE MURPHY

London. Born Morocco. Works with resin & rubber. In the collection of the National Museums of Scotland & Aberdeen Art Gallery. Recently completed her first book, Cast Resin Jewellery published by A & C Black. Shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Po Shing Woo Jewellery Prize, 2001. Work recently bought by TV resonality Jon Snow. Outlets include Lesley Craze, London, Craft & Design Centre, Leeds & The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

Kathie Murphy

I very much like to use colour in jewellery. By using polyester resin I find I am able to mix an endless myriad of colours. This plastic can also be made to be as translucent or as opaque as I like.

I am presently experimenting with and expanding a series of pieces made using clear resin with with coloured threads.

I cast the resin into a variety of shapes, these having been influenced by the evolvement of written language.

Other influences include musical instruments, plants and the sculptors Nikki de St. Phalle and Jean Tinguely.

My jewellery combines material, shape and colour to produce pieces that are wearable and tactile.

Further Images

Threads collection - Resin and whitemetal buttonhole.

Threads collection - Resin and whitemetal buttonhole.

Threads collection - Resin Bangle.

Threads collection - Resin Bangle.

Threads collection - Resin earrings.

Threads collection - Resin earrings.


Threads collection - Small resin earrings.

Threads collection - Small resin earrings.

Beads collection - Resin bangle & earrings.

Beads collection - Resin bangle & earrings.

Beads collection - Necklaces - resin & rubber.

Beads collection - Necklaces - resin & rubber.


Bangle 2006

Bangle 2006

Polyester resin

Brooch 2006

Brooch 2006

Polyester resin, silver and stainless steel

Necklace 2006

Necklace 2006

Polyester resin, siver, cotton and magnets


Necklace 2005

Necklace 2005

polyester resin, silver,stainless steel thread

ball necklace

ball necklace

blue green resin ball necklace

large round bangle

large round bangle

blue resin bangle


square brooch

square brooch

pale greens dot resin brooch

deep bangle

deep bangle

red/orange blob dot resin bangle

tube necklace

tube necklace

red/yellow tube resin necklace


Bangle 2007

Bangle 2007

Polyester resin

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