Kate Pickering

Founding director of Vanilla Ink Studios (and a jewellery graduate herself) – Scotland’s unique jewellery studio; committed to developing new talent by providing a supportive incubator ‘pod.’ Vanilla Ink enables the UK’s best new designers to develop and grow their business in a fully equipped workshop. Offering ‘Inkers’ unlimited access to workshop space, peer support, mentoring and professional development workshops for one year only – to ensure each ‘Inker’ develops confidence and business skills to last a lifetime.

They promote, support and facilitate jewellers in the early stages of their career. They are not just making jewellery, they are ‘Making Jewellery Work’.