Catherine Hills

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Catherine Hills 21 the Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 5TD

Biography:

Inspired by natural forms, the work combines sensuous liquid shapes with smooth, crisp, highly textured surfaces. It is organic, whilst incorporating a high tech, science fiction feeling, where movement often plays its part. Oxidised silver is used in juxtaposition with yellow gold and coloured glass, or stone, to produce a striking colour contrast. The dark recesses, inside the hollow forms, create their own mysterious miniature world. The one off pieces have a dialogue with the production work resulting in a dynamic and complementing relationship.

Awards:

2001 Finalist, The RJ UK Jewellery Awards, Jewellery Designer of 2001
2000 Finalist, Kayman Award
1998 British Jewellers Association Award
1996 Le Meilleur Createur Europeen Atelier D'Art de France
1995 New Exhibitors Prize, Chelsea Crafts Fair
1994 Crafts Council Setting Up Grant
1993 Winner, Farnese Silverware Competition

Education:

1987-91 BA (Hons) 1st Class, Jewellery, Middlesex University 1991-93 MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London

Public Collections:

Catherine Hill's work is in numerous private collections in the UK and abroad. Catherine's latest commission was jewellery and accessories for Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban

Publications:

Jewelry Design The Artisan's Reference, Elizabeth Oliver, 2000 Design Sourcebook, David Watkins, 1999 The Ring Design Past and Present, Sylvie Lambert, 1998 Contemporary Applied Arts 50 Years of Craft, Mary La Trobe Bateman & Tanya Harrod, 1998 Bargain Hunters London, Andrew Kershman, 1996 The New Jewellery Trends & Traditions, Peter Dormer & Ralph Turner, 1994


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    Pod Charm Bracelet

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    Four Mixed Pod Charm Bracelets

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    Silver Spotted Cufflinks

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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

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    Millennium Bug Cufflinks

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    Large Round Earrings with Detachable Snowdrop Studs

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    Genesis

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    Cluster Pendants

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    Textured Bead Necklaces

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    Textured Sweetie Bracelet

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    Catkin Bracelet

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