As well as writing about projects I’ve been working on, I like to include other people/artists/creations which I think are brilliant and inspiring…
Katherine Richmond is an artist who uses books to create jewellery pieces, using either the pages or the covers as the centrepiece. I recently saw her work at a design fair, and out of the hundreds (and hundreds!) of stalls there, her work stayed with me and I kept thinking about the beautiful pieces she creates. She designs a range of jewellery including brooches, necklaces, pendants and earrings. Please click on the links above and have a look at her stunning creations and brilliant ideas.
About Katherine Richmond –
Katherine’s professional training took place at the University of Central England’s School of Jewellery, in Birmingham where she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. During her studies Katherine was awarded a Precious Metal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and won first prize for the George Jackson Travel Award.
Following her degree Katherine set-up her own business in January 2005 and began producing bespoke silver and gold gifts for the sports and corporate sector, specifically limited edition pieces, player awards, and one-off commissions.
In September 2008 Katherine returned to university to study a Masters degree in Jewellery, Silver and related products, at Birmingham City University, and in September 2009 graduated with an MA Distinction. Katherine’s work now sits on the boundary between fine art and jewellery and lends itself well to exhibition within contemporary craft and jewellery galleries, and museums.
Katherine’s current work explores the fragile relationship between people and objects, and the tensions between control and disorder. She uses books to create wearable pieces that question traditional values associated to the permanence of our material surroundings, embracing the beauty of the imperfect and incomplete. Katherine employs elements of chance into her making process making each piece completely unique.
For more information on Katherine’s work, please visit her website.