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Loughborough / United Kingdom

Born in 1971

Drawing on interests in both natural form and science I am currently focussing on lichen species, their form, function and chemical components, as the main inspiration for my work. The striking shapes and forms in my jewellery are frequently taken from lichen I have observed and photographed when out and about. The pieces I create often have a hidden meaning or function incorporated through the subtle use of chemical compound structures, which relate to the lichen and their various functions in the wider world. I am keen to experiment with different materials and processes when designing my jewellery and blend a variety of materials in my work including porcelain, silver, steel, copper, brass, glass and felt. Pieces are created as one offs or in small batches.

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    • Loughborough University School of Art and Design, 3D Design BA, lecturer (p/t)
    • Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester University, Self employed tutor
    • Loughborough University School of Art and Design, Art & Design MA (Dist)
    • Loughborough University School of Art and Design, Silversmithing / Jewellery BA (Hons)
    • Lichenology, NCCD touring exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 12th Feb – 15th May 2016
    • ‘Kate Bajic, Lichenology’ National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire   14th Feb – 29th March 2015
    • ‘Lustre’, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham 11th – 13th Nov 2016
    • METALLOphone:BONDS, AV17 Gallery, Lithuania, 5th -26th Oct 2016
    • Adorn Form I Form Adorn, Baltimore Jewelry Centre, Baltimore, 26th Aug – 8th Oct 2016
    • Co:Operation Garnish, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York, 5th Feb – 4th March 2016
    • Simpatico, Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire, 7th Jan – 26th March 2016
    • Made in the East Midlands, National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire 16th Jan – 21st Feb 2016
    • Synchronise II: Design Factory member collaborative exhibition, NCCD, Lincolnshire   4th July – 6th Sept 2015
    • Open 24 Exhibition, New Walk Museum, Leicester 2nd Feb – 7th April 2013
    • Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, GoJD , The Waterhall, Birmingham 9th March 2013
    • Christmas Designer Craft Show, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport, Manchester 24th Nov – 27th Jan 2013
    • Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon   15th – 17th June 2012
    • 50:50, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire   22nd Aug – 18th Oct 2012
    • MADE London, One Marylebone, London   26th – 28th Oct 2012
    • ‘MADE’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield   11th Nov – 27th Feb 2011
    • ‘New Arrivals’, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow   4th – 29th March 2011
    • Dazzle, Manchester Town Hall, Manchester   21st Nov – 3rd Jan 2010
    • ‘Wearable Expressions 2008’, Palos Verdes Art Centre, Los Angeles, California   Feb 22nd – April 26th 2008
    • ‘Whispers’, RBSA, Birmingham   10th March – 3rd May 2008
    • ‘Enchanted’, SDC Gallery, London   5th June – 2nd August 2008
    • ‘Origin’ The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London   October 2nd – 14th 2007
    • Dazzle, Royal National Theatre, London 19th Nov – 14th Jan 2006
    • ‘Origin’ The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London   October 3rd – 15th 2006
    • Design Factory, Funding for Origin 2007   Awarded Aug 2007
    • Crafts Council & UKTI  Trade Mission to NYIGF 27th – 31st Jan 2006
    • Arts Council England, ‘Grants for the Arts’   Awarded July 2006
    • UKTI export award, Funding for export research   Awarded Oct 2006