Meet The Maker – Katherine Richmond

Katherine Richmond - jeweller

Katherine Richmond – jeweller

Our world is in a constant state of flux; we are forced to establish tangible markers of change to help shape the construction of our memories and to do so we collect objects, such as letters, photographs, and souvenirs. We can control our possessions in a way that little else can be controlled, offering us a sense of stability in a world of change. For a true collector, the desire for perfection and control through the order of objects can be so strong that it develops into an obsession.

'In the cabinet drawer' necklace

‘In the cabinet drawer’ necklace

Walter Benjamin wrote of the book collector’s mysterious relationship to ownership and the ‘dialectical tension between the poles of disorder and order’. It is, he says, a passion that ‘borders on the chaos of memories’.

'Red' studs

‘Red’ studs

Katherine’s work explores the fragile relationship between people and objects. She uses books as a symbol of permanence and longevity to create wearable objects with a fragility that questions traditional notions of wearability.

'Isn't it beautiful' brooch

‘Isn’t it beautiful’ brooch

As an item worn close to the body, jewellery contains a strong emotional and physical relationship to the wearer and its small scale makes it the ideal collectible item.

'Listen, look, see' necklace

‘Listen, look, see’ necklace

Katherine’s work challenges values of permanence and stability by embracing the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

'Faded' pendant and Wall Art

‘Faded’ pendant and Wall Art

Heart Gallery loves Katherine’s work and hope that you enjoy your piece for many years to come.

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