Kate was born in Tofino and she began making jewellery at the age of five inspired by family and friends and Sister Margaret at the local schoool who was introducing children to first nations bead work. She has loved the art ever since . She creates big chunky jewelry designs with the unexpected materials of supple, colorful leather and soft, shiny satin.
Kate’s creations are certainly inspired from her travels between the west coast of British Columbia and the tropical heat of South America. She has since spent much of her time juggling life between Tofino, where she spends her summers, and Chile.
This relaxed, colourful lifestyle emerges in her designs. Many of the leathers are sourced in Chile, where an assortment of texture and colours are plentiful.
We at VI Style think Kates pieces are not only cultural but stylish. Hope you like them too.
Kate just opened her new studio in Tofino and is excited to have a place to display her work and be open any day of the week. Drop by and check out her lovely pieces.