Katie Whittaker is greatly inspired by ancient objects, folklore and the sea. Currently based in Norwich, she has been developing illustrative jewellery since graduating. Her Modern Artefact collection was originally based on the Sympathetic Magic exhibits at the Pitt Rivers Museum but has grown to include inspiration from the Ashmolean, the British Museum and the SCVA.
The Modern Artefact collection focuses on the idea that we take the convenience of modern life for granted. It aims to remind the wearer of the traditions and superstitions associated with the original artefact that helped our ancestors find a balance with the natural world.
24th November - Norwich Makers Market - The Assembly House, Norwich
BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion & Interiors
Bath School of Art & Design
September 2012- June 2015
First Class Honours
Craft & Design Magazine: Highly commended emerging maker at SIT select showcase
'Artefact' Joint exhibition with screen printer Sarah Fennell August 2- 16th September
Bust Craftacular December 2016
Summer Art & Design fair: Art Hub London 2016
Selvedge Winter Fair 2015
SIT:select showcase 2015
Designersblock 2015: The London Design Festival
New Designers 2015
BSAD Degree show 2015