Jewellery designer Kate Rhodes has 23 years of experience running her own jewellery business. Growing up in the picturesque landscape of the Lake District she studied an experimental foundation course at Cumbria College of Art and Design, receiving 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. Inspired by the countryside surrounding her home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, Kate uses colour as a visual language through her jewellery.
She loves to doodle and draw until an idea comes to her, her initial designs and sketches reaching to tell a story. Colour plays an important part in her work, Kate being highly influenced by 20th century abstract sculpture and textiles.