Kate Bajic
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Kate graduated from Loughborough University in 2003 with a first class honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery. Her work has been exhibited and sold in galleries throughout the UK and Ireland, and displayed at a wide range of exhibitions. Kate has always promoted craftsmanship and quality of making in her work, and her jewellery is designed and created as much as possible by hand. Inspiration for Kate’s work comes from studying natural structures and forms. Themes of repetition, layering and movement have been constant in her jewellery. In 2013 Kate returned to Loughborough University and completed a Masters in Art & Design, she graduated with a distinction in September 2014.

Further information can be found at www.katebajic.co.uk & www.facebook.com/katebajic

Exhibitions

Artistar Jewels, Milan, Feb 23rd - 26th 2017
The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange, 2016
Lustre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, Nov 12-13th 2016
METALLOphone: BONDS, AV17 Gallery, Lithuania, 5th – 26th October 2016
AdornForm | FormAdorn, Baltimore Jewelry Centre, August 26- October 8 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
The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange, 2015
Design Factory, Synchronise II, The National Centre for Craft & Design July 4th - Sept 6th 2015

Biography

After graduating in 2003 with a first class honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery, Kate became a studio jeweller exhibiting collections in galleries throughout the UK and Ireland, and displaying her work at a wide range of exhibitions. Whilst on her degree Kate found a natural affinity working with metal and spent long hours making intricate models to help her visualise her designs. She has always promoted craftsmanship and quality of making in her work, and her jewellery is designed and created as much as possible by hand. Inspiration for Kate’s work has always come from studying natural structures and forms. Themes of repetition, layering and movement have been constant in her jewellery.
In 2013, after 10 years of creating and selling, Kate decided to look again at her practice and to take it in a new direction. She applied to return to University to undertake an Art & Design Masters degree. This experience both challenged and motivated Kate, strengthening and developing her making skills and introducing her to new materials and techniques including porcelain, loom weaving & laser cutting. Drawing on interests in both natural form & science Kate focussed on lichen as the main theme to her new work. She initially developed eight wearable brooches, each illustrating the physical, chemical and functional aspects of specific lichen species. Lichenology was shown as Kate's first solo exhibition at The National Centre for Craft & Design in February & March 2015 and went on to tour to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh from February to May 2016.

Further information can be found at www.katebajic.co.uk & www.facebook.com/katebajic

More Images

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Foliose earrings, 2016
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Foliose pendant, 2016
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Foliose pendant, 2016