Katherine Lawrie Jewellery

Designer & Maker

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An insight into the selling season

An insight into the selling season

My working life is divided into making, teaching and selling what I have made. Teaching goes on all year round apart from a break over the summer and Christmas. Making tends to go in peaks and troughs throughout the year, but reaches its busiest in the months leading...

Demystifying the commissioning process

  Selling direct to the public and via my online shop at Folksy Shop I generally make stock pieces which are one offs or limited edition designs. Quite often a client will want something a little different from the item on sale. It might be that they’d like...

The Society Of Botanical Artists

The Society was founded by a group of Botanical artists over 30 years ago, and now comprises of over 120 members. As a Society we hold one large exhibition every year, and members are currently working on an pieces for an exhibition which will be held at the...

Tools of the trade

Over the years jewellers have invented new tools to ‘do the job’. Many items remain the same as they simply can’t be improved upon, and are still similar in design to those that were used in mediaeval times. Some are redesigned and just don’t work as well as the...

Memorial Jewellery

Jewellery made in memory. Jewellery has contained symbolism and has been part of the rituals in life for as far back as history has been recorded. Adornments and jewellery have been used to represent and remember those who have died. The ancient Egyptians valued...

How us it ‘that time if year’ again already?

Wow, it’s December 2017 on Friday. I simply don’t know where this year has vanished. My life seems to be steered by work and life, and trying to keep both on an even keel.     Thankfully, the boys are very good at looking after themselves,...

Symbolism and Jewellery

People, very often, find there own symbolism and meaning for a piece of jewellery. Items of jewellery are predisposed to having sentimental values and memories attached to them. Jewellery is sometimes the only belonging people will keep as a keep sake if someone dies,...

How it all began……

People often ask when did I start making jewellery. I often answer when I was little. Now you may think that little children can’t make jewellery, or indeed that they shouldn’t even be allowed in to a jewellery workshop! When me and my younger sister were...

Happy New Year!

Well, what a year 2016 was. High impacting stories all over, from the start to the finish of the year. It’s easy to remain in a bubble and just put your head down. However, something’s just can’t be ignored. When anything happens which creates unrest...

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