Kate Bajic is a British jeweller with over 14 years’ experience working with galleries and at exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Her distinctive pieces have been exhibited at Collect 2021 in London (virtual), LOOT 2017 in New York and Artistar 2017 in Milan.
Kate’s inspiration comes from studying natural structures; in particular the varied colour, shapes and forms found in lichen. Through photography and sample collection, Kate examines their minute complexity and translates aspects of this into her work. She handcrafts pieces using silver, which may be patinated to give striking colours, or coated with gold vermeil for a luxurious rich finish. Designs evolve through experimenting with layering, composition and playing with contrasting colours and textures.
When a piece of Kate’s jewellery is worn, she hopes it will impart some of the beauty, fragility and preciousness of the natural world and encourage the wearer to feel a connection with the exquisite and diverse forms that inspired it.
Kate Bajic is one of Design-Nation’s Fellows.