Friday, December 23, 2011


 Katherine Bowman Gold & Silversmith will be closed from 23/12/2011 until 16/01/2012

All jewellery queries will be addressed from the 16 January 2012

Thank you to the year and all that was in it.
Thank you to everyone who supported my work this year, it is so greatly appreciated.
Best wishes for the festive season


Earrings and pendant

Oxidized sterling silver pendant and earrings with enamel paint

Delivered to e.g.etal this week.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


via here

Nomad ring with sapphires and diamonds

18ct yellow gold Nomad ring set with Ceylon sapphires and white diamonds

I designed this ring as a newer version of my Random rings.
The very first Random ring that I made was 18ct yellow gold set with blue sapphires and white diamonds. This is why this Nomad ring is set with these stones.
This new ring is 'rougher' that than the original Random ring, as I wanted it to look like it was old and had possibly collected the stones through time and different journeys.
This is also why the blue sapphires are all different hues. Not matching things also helps you to see each individual element.
The ring at the moment has a matt finish on it, but with wear, parts will burnish up and give it even more texture and character.

The centre, largest stone is a beautiful blue, hard to capture in a photograph ( in different lights the blue photographs differently - excuse my fingers and dirty nails, I wanted to try and get a better photo of the blue )

This ring is at e.g.etal.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Relic rings

Three new rings, all called Relic ring.
Sterling silver with yellow gold plate and engravings

They have a good weight to them, I wanted them to be felt on the hand when worn.

These three rings are at e.g.etal.

new work

new stock going to e.g.etal today

I am very late with this! I had grand hopes ( and grand designs) for getting more stock out there. Everything delivered is a 'one off ', so took longer than normal production work. The rest of my stock will go out in January and February.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


staple four by Caz Guiney




I am involved in an exciting new project called Northcity4


this is what we are about:

We are 5 contemporary jewellery and object makers who want to celebrate, support and promote Melbourne’s amazing contemporary jewellery community.

NORTHCITY 4 is a not-for-profit organisation encompassing a shared jewellery and object studio in a healthy and professional workspace and learning environment.

We are excited! Nc4 Is a Real Thing. We have been planning and meeting and discussing and raving over bottles of wine and, finally, celebrating over bottles of champagne as our ideas and plans have come to fruition. Northcity4 is the culmination of all our hopes and passions as makers and members of our community.  It will be launched officially in the new year, towards the ends of feb. (we hope)

Northcity4 is not just about us, it’s about the community we live and work in and we hope to bring it all together into this one space and share it with you and your friends. 

Over the next couple of weeks we will let you know more about Northcity4. 

 image by Ali Limb

We have an excellent website and blog that will be launched in the new year.

And also on the horizon will be a special fundraiser which we would like to invite you and your friends to.

We ( Anna D and I) will keep you posted!

 image by Romani Benjamin


To Hold ring

 18ct white gold To Hold ring set with .60ct Champagne diamond

 this is a beautiful diamond, the colour is very rich (and hard to capture in a photograph)

This ring is at e.g.etal


Friday, December 16, 2011

really nice image from Odette New York


Wide rings with engravings

 Sterling silver Wide rings with engravings

Sterling silver Wide ring set with chrome tourmalines and Ceylon sapphire with floral engraving

Sterling silver Wide ring with dots

 Sterling silver Wide ring with embroidery pattern

these three rings are available at Studio Ingot


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trousseau ring

 18ct white gold Trousseau ring set with five champagne diamonds

I am very taken with this ring. It is not often I want to keep a ring for myself, but I did for a while consider it with this ring. It has captured what I was hoping for, it looks very old like an antique, the colours of the metal and the champagne diamonds sit well together. It feels nice to wear as well, like one had worn it for a long time.

 initial sketches for the ring

I originally thought of setting rubies in the ring, and mostly make with yellow gold in mind as it is my favourite metal to work with.
I changed my mind once I saw the champagnes, and chose white gold instead.

 other colour combinations

This ring was delivered to e.g.etal this morning


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Craft Victoria coffee cups, original drawings

 here are the original sketches for the designs that went on to the coffee cups recently released at Craft Victoria. The cups made by Ingrid Tufts, images by me.

the coffee cups are available to purchase at Craft Victoria and online here