Katie Waston starts with a walk through woodlands, along the coast and across mountains.Mainly around her hometown of North Berwick and The Isle of Arran in Scotland.
On these adventures she draws and studies anything that captures her attention in detail, and create a design enriched by her imagination.
Using silver as a canvas, Katie translate her drawings onto the metals surface using chasing and repoussé and from this she produces wonderlands of nature in unique pieces of jewellery and silverware.
Katie’s work aims to transport you on a journey outdoors, immersed in nature and surrounded by wildlife. She likes to bring scenes to life by conveying a sense of movement within a piece, from the interweaving flow of water ripples, wild grasses swaying in the wind and birds soaring high.
2022 – Goldsmiths Hall, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition, London and Birmingham Assay Office.
2021 – Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold. Pop-up at Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh and Online showcase.
2021 – Ruthin Craft Centre, ‘Mastery. Women in Silver’, Wales
2021 - Jacobs ‘Emerging Designer’ online and in store, Jacobs Jewellers, Reading
2020 - Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold. Online Exhibition.
2020 - Shine, Online Exhibition, The Goldsmiths Centre, London
2020 - ‘Open Up’ Hammerclub Exhibition, The Dutch Silver Museum, Netherlands
2020 - Jacobs ‘Emerging Designer’ online and in store, Jacobs Jewellers, Reading
2020 - New Ashgate ‘Rising Stars’ Exhibition, Farnham
2020 - Christmas at Bishopsland, Bishopsland Educational Trust, Reading
2019 - Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh
2019 - ‘Renewal’ Hammerclub Exhibition, Dock Street Studios, Dundee
2018-19 - The Goldsmiths Centre ‘Getting Started’ Exhibition, London
2018 - Six Foot Gallery ‘Best of Degree Show’, Glasgow
2018 - New Designers, London
2018 - Degree Show Exhibition, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2022 – GCDC, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards, Two Gold awards for the
‘Woodland Reflections’ Goblet, ‘Chasing’ category and The ‘Podolsky’ Award.
2021 – GCDC, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards, Bronze award for the ‘Circle of Life’ dish, Chasing category.
2020 - The Silver Society Prize for Silversmithing ‘The Circle of Life’ Dish, Best Newcomer.
2020 - Goldsmiths Centre, Precious Metals Grant, to make proposed design of a chased goblet.
2019 - Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold ‘New Maker’ Award, Edinburgh
2019 - Arts Society, First Prize Winner, chosen to make design of a chased dish, Reading
2018 - Talent Spotted by Goldsmiths Centre, New Designers Exhibition, London Education
2019-2021 – Bishopsland Educational Trust
2014-2018 – The Glasgow School of Art BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing