ABOUT THE ARTIST
I'm Kate - the artist and metalsmith behind Kate Slater jewelry and I hand craft modern organic jewelry out of my studio space in Stockholm, Sweden.
I studied metalsmithing in San Francisco, CA for six years under an array of talented artists and educators before accepting an apprenticeship as a bench jeweler full time.
During this time I learned just how powerful jewelry can be. I repaired, created and teared up over many pieces during those years. I came to see jewelry as a connection - to ourselves, and to those in our lives and in spirit. To me, this is the most beautiful thing about adornments in metal and stone.
After working with several master goldsmiths and designers in a high production gallery, I ventured out to launch Kate Slater Jewelry in 2015.
My designs are influenced by natural elements, simple shapes, and feminine forms. I am drawn to texture and the way metal "moves". I use the techniques of metal fabrication and lost wax casting to create pieces made to be worn and last.
Today I am a solo artist which allows me to focus on experimenting and building. I design and handcraft each piece so the wearer is connected to the artist behind the bench. Connection.
In 2021 I moved to Stockholm, Sweden with my shop dog Bubbles and set up a studio space in the Hornstull neighborhood. If you're nearby I'd love for you to stop by and say hej!