Kate Smith

Kate Smith Jewellery Design

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Birmingham

Biography:

The jewellery that I create is a result of detailed drawings of nature. From interesting grasses to seed heads hanging from winter-bare branches, these notations are abstracted into wearable forms. The Patterned collection is my largest body of work. Featuring thousands of tiny holes in silver and gold, the effect of erosion and decay is suggested. The Etched collection demonstrates the specialist technique of acid etching, where patterns are created on the metal, and then carefully etched away using an acid solution. The weight of silver is contrasted with the delicacy of the carefully drawn line. The lines are highlighted through patination (blackening of the silver) or through the application of 22ct gold plating. Linear drawings are translated into metal in the The Stranded collection. Striking, yet simple, clean lines in gold and silver provide a sophisticated yet very modern feel to this range.The Precious Collection features 18ct yellow gold with diamond detail. This collection is also available in white gold, as well as silver set with diamonds. Each collection features earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and cufflinks. I also produce a small selection of clip style earrings and brooches. I can also work to client’s specific requirements, and am happy to take on individual commissions.Images to the right also show pieces from the Isis and Ariana Collection.

Specialist Techniques:

Acid etching Stone setting Engraving

Awards:

2009: The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Silver Award for Fine Jewellery Category2004: Grants For The Arts - Arts Council2003: Grants For The Arts - Arts Council2001: Setting Up Grant - PYBT2001: Creative Ambitions Award - Arts Council

Education:

2000: Ba (Hons) Jewellery1996: BTEC Nat Dip in 3D Design


  • Kate Smith

    Diamond & Silver Ring

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    Aquamarine & Silver Swirl Necklace

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  • Kate Smith

    Patterned Silver Brooch

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  • Kate Smith

    Gold Leaf Brooch

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    Silver Etched Cuff

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    Spiral Layered Silver Earrings

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    Layered Spiral Gold Earrings

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    Round Patterned Silver Earrings

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    Silver Etched Cufflinks

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  • Kate Smith

    Isis Silver Patterned Bangle

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    Isis Silver Necklace

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  • Kate Smith

    Patterned Solitaire Diamond Ring

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  • Kate Smith

    Aquamarine Silver Earrings

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  • Kate Smith

    Aquamarine Silver Necklace

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  • Kate Smith

    Twist Solitaire 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond Ring

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    9ct gold brooch

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    Sterling Silver & Diamond Ring

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    Isis Cuff

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    18ct gold scattered diamond ring

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  • Kate Smith

    Spotty Ring

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