Kate Wimbush creates wearable, figurative jewellery from silver and 9ct gold, accented with colourful resin. Kate graduated in 2005 with a degree in Design: Craft and is now based in Cheshire where she uses traditional handcraft techniques combined with computer technology to construct her jewellery. Kate is inspired by her life and memories.
Kate’s creations continue to reflect her love of all things miniature, the exactness and precision required providing Kate with the stimulating challenge she enjoys. Her inspiration is found in many things, but especially through her life long love of ‘The Great British Seaside’, weather and nature. Her Birdies collection is the result of being introduced to the birding world at a very early age by her father, a keen ornithologist!
Kate aims for precision and accuracy in her designs which she achieves using laser etching and cutting. All her work begins as a hand drawn design which is then developed using digital processes and made ready for laser etching. She then constructs each piece by hand and uses resin as a cold enamel to add the vibrant colours to the finished pieces. In 2014 Kate is expanding her use of colour to include semi precious gemstones.
Kate’s jewellery aims to bring sparkle, colour and joy to everyday life and a smile to your face!
Kate’s latest work