The Goldsmiths Company
Kate and Zoe met and discovered that despite being chalk and cheese they both have a great passion for design and that our skills are perfectly complimentary. Where Zoe gets a little carried away with blue sky thinking, Kate is always there with her feet on the ground to ensure that between us, the end result is a beautiful and wearable piece of jewellery for our customers to enjoy.
We love to use fine materials – platinum, 18ct golds, diamonds and rich coloured gemstones – to realise our eclectic ideas. We can be inspired by almost any subject; indian minature painting and micro-mosaic boxes are just a couple of our recent interests. We have a particular love of pattern, print and strong colour which we combine with clean lines in our substantial jewellery pieces. The interests and style of our clients are inspirational for us too and we feel that if we have got you involved with the process, translated your personality into a unique piece of fine jewellery – indeed almost been the architect of your dreams – then we have done an excellent job.
2. Computer Aided Design
3. Mixed Metals
4. Stone Setting
5. Wax Carving
2006, 2007, 2008 Award: Designed trophies for the United Nations' World Habitat Award
Designed medals for the European Indoor Athletics Championships
Designed trophy for Channel 4's Creative Class
World Gold Council: Gold Virtuosi 02
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Bursary Award
BA(Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2000. Other jewellery training includes: anodising aluminium, gemology, a variety of CAD (including Rhino, ArtCAM and Coral Draw) and a Platinum master class with Jurgen Maerz from the Platinum Guild International.
BA(Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing from Birmingham School of Jewellery, graduating in 1996. Other jewellery training includes: anodising aluminium, silversmithing and a variety of CAD courses as above.
Regularly featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines.