Hello, I’m Kate, and I’m obsessed with factories…..I grew up in them, as my Dad was an engineer. I love their smell & sounds & take my materials & inspiration from them
I’ve run creative businesses all my life, having ‘run away to join the theatre at 16 and having worked all over the country as a Stage Manager then Director. I then worked in urban regeneration with all sorts of communities before settling on a career in the Design sector, as MD of a well known commercial interior practice for over 20 years. Now I’m CEO of a social enterprise I co-founded with 3 friends.
I created Factory Floor Jewels as a solo creative project, for which I take my inspiration from my healthy obsession with factories and random bits of metal!
I love the interaction with people who love to wear my jewellery, whether I meet them in person, online or they share their photos and their love of the brand after buying from one of my wonderful stockists.
Here’s my original artists statement:
As a child I often spent Saturday mornings with my Dad in his office above the factory floor he was one of the last, great, packaging engineers
Many of the objects used to create the Factory Floor Jewels range are discovered on the floors of trade suppliers & manufacturers, instrument technicians & luthiers in the cities in which I live & work
The collection includes simple basics, & some more unique pieces that re-imagine the materials I find
(& tell the story)