Kate Bajic

Kate Bajic Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

After graduating in 2003 with a first class honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery, Kate became a studio jeweller exhibiting collections in galleries throughout the UK and Ireland, and displaying her work at a wide range of exhibitions. Whilst on her degree Kate found a natural affinity working with metal and spent long hours making intricate models to help her visualise her designs. She has always promoted craftsmanship and quality of making in her work, and her jewellery is designed and created as much as possible by hand. Inspiration for Kate’s work comes from studying natural structures and forms. Themes of repetition, layering and movement have been constant in her jewellery. In 2013, after 10 years of creating and selling, Kate decided to look again at her practice and take it in a new direction. She applied to return to University to undertake an Art and Design Masters. This experience both challenged and motivated Kate, strengthening and developing her making skills and introducing her to new materials and techniques including porcelain, loom weaving and laser cutting. Drawing on interests in both natural forms and science Kate focussed on lichen as the main theme to her new collection. She initially developed eight wearable brooches, each illustrating the physical, chemical and functional aspects of specific lichen species. Lichenology was shown as Kate's first solo exhibition at The National Centre for Craft and Design in 2015 and has since toured to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Kate has gone on to be involved in several collaborative projects and is continuing to expand and develop her own jewellery collections.

Specialist Techniques:

Fine soldering Hand piercing Reticulation Oxidising Slip casting porcelain Hand building porcelain Glass casting Laser cutting

Awards:

2006 UKTI Export ward 2006 Arts Council 'Grants for the Arts' 2004 Arts Council 'Grants for the Arts'

Education:

2003 Qualification: Silversmithing/Jewellery BA first class hons 2014 Qualification: Art and Design MA (Studio Practice) Distinction

Exhibitions:

Lustre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, Nov 12-13th 2016 METALLOphone: BONDS, AV17 Gallery, Lithuania, 5th – 26th October 2016 AdornForm | FormAdorn, Baltimore Jewelry Centre, August 26- October 8 2016 Co:Operation Garnish, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York, 5th Feb – 4th March 2016 Simpatico, Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire, 7th Jan – 26th March 2016 Made in the East Midlands, National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire 16th Jan – 21st Feb 2016 The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange, online exhibition, ongoing from September 2015 Design Factory, Synchronise II, The National Centre for Craft & Design July 4th - Sept 6th 2015 Open 24, New Walk Museum Leicester 2nd Feb - 7th April 2013 Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, GoJD , The Waterhall Birmingham 9th March 2013 Christmas Designer Craft Show, Stockport Art Gallery Stockport, Manchester 24th Nov - 27th Jan 2013 ‘Made By Hand’, Tredegar House Newport, Wales 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2012 MADE London, One Marylebone London 26th - 28th Oct 2012 50:50, The Harley Gallery Nottinghamshire 22nd Aug - 18th Oct 2012 Showcase, Red Barn Gallery Penrith 22nd Aug - 2nd Oct 2012 Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey Devon 15th - 17th June 2012 The Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds Feb - May 2012 ‘Made By Hand’, Tredegar House Newport, Wales 2nd - 4th Dec 2011 ‘Made 11’, Corn Exchange Brighton 17th - 20th Nov 2011 ‘Lustre’, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham 4th - 6th Nov 2011 ‘Summer Craft Collection’, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham, Surrey 6th May – 23rd July 2011 ‘New Arrivals’, Billcliffe gallery Glasgow 4th – 29th March 2011 ‘Flair’, Ferrers Craft Gallery Leicestershire 11th Feb – 10th April 2011 ‘MAKE’, Devon Guild of Craftsmen Bovey Tracey 13th Nov - 2nd Jan 2011 ‘MADE’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield 11th Nov - 27th Feb 2011 Ferrers Craft Gallery Leicestershire 1st Oct - 31st Dec 2010 ‘Made In Leicestershire’, Ferrers Craft Gallery Leicestershire 1st May - 30th June 2010 Christmas exhibition, Shire Hall Gallery Stafford 14th Nov - 3rd Jan 2010 Dazzle, Manchester Town Hall Manchester 21st Nov - 3rd Jan 2010 Dazzle, Glasgow 17th April - 3rd May 2009 Rarefind Summer, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham 9th May - 1st August 2009 Dazzle, Manchester 3rd Nov - 31st Dec 2008 ‘Enchanted’, SDC Gallery London 5th June - 2nd August 2008 ‘Whispers’, RBSA Birmingham 10th March - 3rd May 2008 ‘Wearable Expressions 2008’, Palos Verdes Art Centre Los Angeles, California Feb 22nd - April 26th 2008 Atelier Contemporary and Vintage Jewellery Newark 1st Nov 2007 - 10th Jan 2008 ‘Origin’ The London Craft Fair, Somerset House London October 2nd - 14th 2007 ‘Entice’, Leicester City Gallery Leicester 25th April - 26th May 2007 Rarefind Spring, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham 3rd Feb - 28th April 2007 Victoria Sewart, Contemporary Jewellery Plymouth 15 th Nov 2006 - 6th Jan 2007 ‘Allure’, Rufford Craft Centre Nottinghamshire 14th Nov 2006 - 1st Jan 2007 Dazzle, Manchester Town Hall Manchester 4th Nov - 31st Dec 2006 ‘Origin’ The London Craft Fair, Somerset House London October 3rd - 15th 2006 Galanthus Gallery Herefordshire 13th May - 20th June 2006 Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield 1st Feb - 24th April 2006 ‘Made’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield 5th Nov - 31st Jan 2006 Dazzle, Royal National Theatre London 19th Nov - 14th Jan 2006 Jewellery at Christmas, Artifex Gallery Sutton Coldfield 5th Nov - 13th Jan 2006 Magic of Christmas, Audley End House Cambridgeshire 18th Nov - 20th 2005 The Workshop, Johnathon Swan Lewes 3rd - 30th Sept 2005 Showcase, Jane Moore, Contemporary Jewellery Leamington Spa 30th Aug - 29th Oct 2005 ‘Four Contemporary Jewellers’, Robert Feather Gallery York June - July 2005 Manchester Craft and Design Centre Manchester 24th Feb - 28th May 2005 Dazzle, Merchant Square Glasgow 7th May - 28th May 2005 Christmas Collection, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield 13th Nov - 28th Feb 2005 Christmas Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery Glasgow 27th Nov - 31st Jan 2005 ‘Rarefind Winter’, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham, Surrey 6th Nov -31st Jan 2005 Dazzle, Royal National Theatre London 13th Nov - 15th Jan 2005 Christmas Collection, Turning Heads Gallery Brighton Nov - Jan 2005 Solo Showcase, Turning Heads Gallery Brighton 7th Aug - 5th Sept 2004 One Year On @ New Designers, Business Design Centre Islington, London 1st - 4th July 2004 Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield 1st April - 30th May2004 Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Leicestershire Dec 2003 - Apr 2004 Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill Bradford 11th Nov - Jan 2004 Designer Jewellers Group, The Barbican London 8th Nov - Jan 2004 Lustre, Lakeside Art Gallery, Nottingham 14th - 16th Nov 2003 Virtual Collect, Lakeside Art Gallery, Nottingham 31st July - 4th Aug 2003 New Designers, Business Design Centre Islington, London 3rd - 6th July 2003

Publications:

Jewellers Directory, Association of Contemporary Jewellery Necklaces and Pendants, Angie Boothroyd


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