I design and create my jewellery from my studio in Coburg house, Edinburgh. Mainly working with resin, I produce pieces by combining a bold colour palette with pattern.
Colour is an essential element in my work. Working with resin I create my own colour palette by mixing pigments. Depending on the collection being worked on I can create a bold, clashing palette, or a softer, sophisticated palette. Layering translucent resin over opaque helps achieve a richer finish and a wider colour range too. By adding pattern to the layers and using inlaying techniques I create unique effects.
I want the wearer to enjoy the jewellery, and appreciate the little extra details which are incorporated. Some pieces are reversible for an added surprise. Others have magnets set within which allows bangles to stick together in sets, or ring tops to be swapped. Mis-matching is another strong design element of my jewellery.
Setting up workshop in 2002 after finishing a degree and post graduate course in jewellery at Edinburgh College Of Art. Kaz has exhibited internationally, taken part in various shows, and worked to commission.
Since lockdown I have been working from home, which for me means no actual jewellery making as it is way too messy! So at the moment I can’t make custom orders, but I do have stock. I’m using this time to update my online shops, and working on some new designs so that when I get back to the studio I’m ready to go!
I’m also taking part in the #artistsupportpledge #makersupportpledge.