Kathryn produces one-off wearable items of jewellery by utilising her background training within the discipline of tableware ceramics & printed textiles. By combining these skills the application of surface pattern & ornamentation is explored by using a diverse range of processes and material manipulation. This leads to a juxtaposition of simple to complex compositions by placement & layering to form pieces that can be considered as not just items of jewellery but pieces of art within their own right.
Works include the combination of natural and hand dyed screen-printed silks, hand engraved slip cast bone china, decorative applications of pattern to silver and metals in unconventional ways. This enables the creation of jewellery pieces that are extremely unique within the arena
of contemporary jewellery, craft & fashion.
Collections exhibited at Dazzle
Ethereal & Ethereal Dark: Embellishments are inspired by an 1890 Victorian adaptation of a Japanese style tableware pattern, which is symbolic of the dialogue that exists then & now between Eastern & Western ideas of design. Ethereal colours are muted, delicate in tone, precious and subtle and Ethereal Dark has a colour palette that is rich, dark and exuberant both informed by characteristics and Kathryn’s interpretation of the Japanese aesthetic.
Hand dyed and silk-screen printed silk from hand drawn decoration, stretched with hand formed silver frames. Stainless Steel pin on reverse
Ethereal Dark- Neckpiece
. Hand dyed and silk-screen printed silk from hand drawn decoration, stretched with hand formed silver frames. Reversible/transformable.
Hand formed fine silver with silk-screen metallic decoration applied, from hand drawn decoration, silver frame reverse.