Jewellery designer Kate Rhodes grew up in the picturesque landscape of the Lake District. She studied an experimental foundation course at Cumbria College of Art and Design and received a BA (Hons) degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Loughborough University. Kate’s studies gave her the technical foundation and freedom to explore different areas, and develop her signature style and exploration of metal smithing.
Kate has 23 years of experience running her own jewellery business. She understands her market and knows how to create the perfect collections for her clientele.
Inspired by the countryside surrounding her home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, Kate uses colour as a visual language through her jewellery. Her initial designs and sketches tell a story; she loves to doodle and draw until an idea comes to her. Colour plays an important part in her work, and she is highly influenced by 20th century abstract sculpture and textiles.