Katie Lees

A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art Katie is a designer / maker whose unique style is defined by the perhaps incongruous concept of creating finely crafted jewellery, of silver and semi-precious stones, from the heavy industrial aesthetic of the shipbuilding history that has moulded her home city of Glasgow.

About the work

The language is drawn not only from the beauty of the pragmatic forms and robust engineering of the ships themselves but also from the remnants of the industry that formed them and once defined the industrial aesthetic of the river and her city.
From her studio on the Isle of Arran, these evocative forms are translated by hand into finely crafted jewellery. Her unique style lends itself well to bold statement pieces as well as smaller, more subtle forms.
Crafted from precious metals, each piece is hand finished, plated and hallmarked in Scotland