Catherine studied jewellery and silversmithing to an advanced level at the Yorkshire Craft Centre for five years both during and following a Certificate for mature students course at Bradford College (2001 - 2003).
Her work has focussed on fin-de-siecle Vienna, drawing inspiration from the work of the Wiener Werkstätte and the paintings of Gustav Klimt. Natural forms also inspire her designs and produce jewellery pieces impressed with leaf textures, bezel set with dewdrops of rainbow moonstones and aquamarines.
Simple, elegant and eminently wearable.
Based in West Yorkshire, she works predominantly in silver and semi-precious stones, although she has produced bespoke gold pieces to commission.
Producing pieces to her own brief allows Catherine to explore her own designs inspired from nature and an art movement that she loves. Her work reflects this passion.
“...I must go seek some dewdrops here,Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.”