Katie is a Greenville, South Carolina native with a streak for adventure and love for the natural world, both things that influence her designs.
Katie's signature designs combine the opulence of faceted stones and precious metals with provocative surfaces and textures that mimic the spontaneity found in natural growth and oxidation processes.
Her pieces reinterpret those objects that are observed but are not lasting, often reminding the wearer of places and times in their own personal experience and travels.
Katie is particularly interested in underwater landscapes, features, and shipwrecks and the flora and fauna that occupy those spaces.
Education + Experience
Katie first discovered metalsmithing while in high school at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC.
It was love at first craft, and she continued to pursue the field at Winthrop University where she recieved a BFA in Jewelry and Metals. Katie later got a Masters of Fine Art in Metals from Arizona State University, where she also taught 3D Design and Beginning Metalsmithing courses. She has since taken additional courses in advanced stone setting alongside working a a professional jeweler and teaching all levels at Winthrop University and various community centers. In November 2019, Katie joined Danielle Miller and opened MAKE MADE Jewelry in Greenville, SC. MAKE MADE is an artisan studio and gallery collaboration that showcases one of a kind artisan jewelry and goods alongside a studio and teaching space for silversmithing courses. MAKE MADE also specializes in designing custom jewelry for local and distance clients.
Katie currently works and teaches out of her Greenville, SC studio and storefront: MAKE MADE Jewelry.
Let's chat! Drop me a line here.
Visit us in person!
Katie's Studio is located in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC as part of MAKE MADE Jewelry.
Katie's beautiful jewelry can be found on-site, as can the artist herself (most days).
MAKE MADE Jewelry
241 N Main St Suite C (downstairs)
Greenville SC 29601
Hours: 10-5 Tuesday - Saturday