Kate Wilkinson is a Jewellery Designer Maker. Her jewellery is based around the multiple use of textured silver units that have developed through experimentation; gathering ideas at the workbench and observing details in nature and urban decay which influence the surface of a piece. These units are combined with semiprecious beads, climbing cord and cork to add colour and create mood. By altering the scale and pattern formation she creates simple earrings to elaborate multi unit one-off necklaces. Her work is mainly silver and semi precious gemstone beads but also uses 24 carat gold plate alongside some unusual materials. She is inspired by textured surfaces in natural and urban environments, but her work is very process driven by technique and play. She feels most creative in her studio usually just running up to a show when there is little time to get the ideas flowing.
Kate studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design followed by an MA in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art. She is a member of both Buckinghamshire Craft Guild and Oxfordshire Craft Guild and enjoys some part time curating work.