Catherine Hartley

About Catherine Hartley

Catherine Hartley is a London-based goldsmith exploring the stories of materials. An interest in the ancient, elemental history of metals is woven throughout her practice. In forms that invite touch, her work finds joy in the connections between us, the material world, and the rhythms of nature. Seeing jewellery as a vessel for narrative and memory, her designs echo the cosmic origins of metals and speak of natural forces and forms – such as the warmth of the sun, the layers of the earth, or the movement of water.

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Through forms that have been pared to their essential elements, the rich colours and textural potential of metals are drawn out and highlighted in Catherine’s work. Their unique properties inform her designs, and she often joins various alloys so that the contrast between them amplifies each. When using stones, Catherine celebrates their unusual beauty in uncomplicated designs that place the material first.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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