Katie is a Nottingham based designer maker specialising in unique origami jewellery and sculpture created using recycled and reclaimed books.
As a child Katie was fascinated by books, stories and papers, and during her time at University this interest developed into a passion. Katie graduated in 2011 with a BA(Hons) in Decorative Arts, specialising in paper manipulation, and continues to create unique pieces of wearable art and sculpture using found books and papers.
More About Katie
Growing up in the historic city of Bath I was surrounded by breathtaking architecture and natural beauty, and always had a fascination with the asthetic. My childhood passions leaned towards music and creative writing before I finally discovered my love of art and design, completing a National Diploma in Fine Art at the City of Bath College in 2008, specialising in Printmaking.
Paper has always played a huge part in my life, whether I had realised it or not! My mother is an avide reader and my parents house is still filled floor to ceiling with old tomes. As a child I was fascinated by stories and papers, and it was during my time at University that I developed this latent interest into a real passion.
After completing my degree in Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University I decided to stay in the city I now called home and push the boundaries of my ideas, and of my materials! I currently work from my wonderful sunlit studio which is bursting at the seams with vintage books and papers – the perfect atmosphere for my lovingly constructed designs.