Friday Feature - Kate Rhodes

Jewellery

I’m a jeweller based in Hebden Bridge. I love to use colour as a visual language through my jewellery and my work is inspired by the surrounding countryside, sculpture and patterns.

My initial designs and sketches tell a story; I love to doodle and draw, then I take these doodlings to the workbench to experiment and play, returning to my drawing board to create stylish, wearable jewellery.

Colour from the metals used plays an important part in my work: cool silver, vibrant blues from titanium, and warm earthy tones from copper and brass. I craft fine details by piercing with a saw, soldering and inlaying contrasting metals, and I carve light, detailed patterns with a pendant drill.

Each of my pieces is hand-made, each piece is unique. Bold and dynamic, my Geometrics collection uses contrasting colours and shapes to create individual works of art. I am inspired by Miro and Barbara Hepworth as well as Lucienne Day’s textile designs and many things mid-century. Sculpture and colour sit together in this collection.

My Pebbles & Circles collection has an earthy feel, inspirations are naturally sourced, bringing together found objects, rocks,shapes from the sea, lakes and rivers. Returning to nature, seeking the outdoors and creating a space for calm, peace and quiet.

My Birds & Flowers collection comes from being in nature, every day gardening, walking, watching the emerging and passing of the seasons, buds, birds and flowers.


Visit Kate's page for contact details and links.

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