Maker and designer of silversmithing and jewellery pieces focusing on the technique of chasing and repousse.
 
Current Work
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Under The Sea Dish

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Jewellery

The Wonders of Nature

Degree Show Collection

Thoughts behind work

My work is an interpretation of nature’s beauty. My making process starts with a walk, and from this anything which captures my imagination I draw and consider. These drawings are directly translated into metal using the technique of ‘chasing and repousse’. This allows me to create every detail desired and produce a wonderland of nature in a unique piece of silverware or jewellery. I hope to capture the feeling of being in nature and the outdoors and so bring the outdoors in.

Process

Experience

Exhibitions

2020 – New Ashgate ‘Rising Stars’ Exhibition, Farnham

2020 - Christmas at Bishopsland, Reading 

2019 - Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold, Edinburgh

2019 - ‘Renewal’ Exhibition, Dundee, Dock Street Studios

2018-19 - The Goldsmiths Centre ‘Getting Started’ Exhibition, London

2018 - Out of the Blue Drill Hall Christmas Selling, Edinburgh

2018 - Six Foot Gallery ‘Best of Degree Show’, Glasgow 

2018 - New Designers, London

2018 - Degree Show Exhibition, Glasgow

2017 - Teckhne-logy, GSA, Glasgow

2016 - Glasgow University Exhibition, Glasgow 

2015-18 - GSA Christmas Exhibitions, Glasgow

Awards

2020 - Goldsmiths Centre, Precious Metals Grant, to make proposed design of a chased goblet, London
2019 – Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold ‘New Maker’ Award, Edinburgh
2019 - Arts Society, First Prize Winner, chosen to make design of a chased dish, Reading
2018 - Talent Spotted by Goldsmiths Centre, New Designers Exhibition, London


Training

I have gained knowledge and skills through various experiences including:

  • Bishopsland Educational Trust Masterclasses (Chasing and Repousse with both Bryony Knox and Rod Kelly, Engraving with Miriam Hanid, Box making with Angela Cork, Enamelling with Sheila McDonald, Stone Setting with Chris Green, Raising with Ndidi Ekubia, Gold making with Patrick Davidson)

  • Contemporary British Silversmithing Graduate Programme in Raising with Charlotte Tollyfield and Rebecca De Quin

  • Chasing and Repousse week with Michael Lloyd

  • Patination with Adi Toch

  • Thomas Lyte work experience, making trophies and chasing work. 

  • Precious Metals Workshop Graduate Programme, Business Mentoring

  • ‘Getting Started’ Goldsmiths Centre programme of business help

  • Glasgow School of Art Student


Stockists

Online
Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KatieWatsonDesigns
Handmade Scotland - https://handmadescotland.com
Pamono - https://www.pamono.co.uk

Stores
New Ashgate – Farnham
The Design Exchange – Edinburgh, Ocean Terminal 
The Precious Metals Workshop – Edinburgh, Out of The Blue Drill Hall 


Education

2019-2020 – Bishopsland Educational Trust
2014-2018 – The Glasgow School of Art BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing

Contact Me

Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or anything else, please contact Katie Watson Designs today.

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