About the artist
Hand made Silver and Gold Jewellery inspired by British Flora, Fauna and Wildlife. Enhanced by Gemstones.
Katherine Lawrie’s jewellery, handmade in sterling silver and gold, is inspired by natural forms, British Flora, Fauna, wildlife, and textural qualities.
She uses various techniques to create her jewellery. The predominant ones being roller texturing, an unpredictable technique which involves the use of steel rolling mills and natural and man-made materials, such as feathers, leaves, lace, and petals. The object disintegrates but leaves the surface of the metal with a rich ethereal texture. Using this technique involves a lot of happy accidents, but that is what keeps it fresh, and inspiring. The jewellery can be very evocative, the pressing of a special leaf from a place visited once, or grandma’s lace. Another being hand piercing using a fine bladed piercing saw to cut out intricate details.
Many of Katherine’s pieces hold symbolism gleaned from many different cultures, often obvious, but sometimes hidden and known by the wearer.
She uses this in conjunction with semi-precious and precious stones and beads to create a body of work with sensitivity and subtlety which works in sympathy with the wearer.
From Barnham head towards Walberton follow Lake Lane to the end. Turn left, we are next left at Greenwoods Nursery/AB Autos.
From A27 take B2132 Yapton Lane, towards Yapton (1mile) On right
Southdown Cottage, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0AS