Focussing on the concept of “fragility”, Katie bases her collection on her feelings about the environmental crisis and humankind’s impact on the planet. She cultivates a “conscious wearing” approach, by creating jewellery which is passively impacted by the wearer’s touch. The aesthetics of her pieces and their materials (porcelain, silver wire, gold leaf) are strongly connected with the idea of impermanence, which the objects transmit through elegant, light and refined shapes. This alludes to the important changes that we constantly inflict on our planet; Katie asks us to reflect on the effects of our movements.
Interpretative text by Maddalena Bonato, Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism & Curation