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:
I am a Factory Girl with a 40 year
fascination with industrial buildings
& the creations that come from them
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,
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)