My name is Katherine Lawrie, I’ve been making jewellery professionally for around twenty years.
Previously I made jewellery under the supervision of my father, who is a jeweller too, as a hobby. I found I had a talent for it so decided that I would attend Art College and learn the skills I would need to set up in business.
I studied at Northbrook College in West Sussex, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Edinburgh College of Art. After this I returned back to the south of England and starting working at my studio near Steyning. Over the years I have found my style.
I offer jewellery making workshops at my Studio. I enjoy teaching, I like to feel that others are gaining enjoyment from learning new skills and by being creative. It’s important for crafts people to pass on their skills. Creative thinking is a vital tool in today’s world.
I work mainly in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Gilt. I predominantly use textures and forms found in the natural surroundings of this area of the South Downs. I incorporate precious and semi-precious gems and beads into my work, as I love colour.