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Meet Katie

Years ago serendipity and curiosity lead me into a one-off workshop on vacation where I fell in love with the medium of glass. I emerged bursting with ideas, and a passion (and business) was born.

Careers in advertising and graphic design and years in Chicago, Moscow, and Hong Kong—gaining a spouse and daughter along the wayall preceded landing back in Austin where I launched Katie Kismet.

Photo of Katie Kismet holding glass cutting toolsHand-cutting glass as small as 4mm, I shape and assemble then fire the pieces in a kiln to over 1400 degrees. Many designs require multiple firings, with refining with saws and grinders between each. From the first cut of the glass to firings to final assembly, most Katie Kismet styles take upwards of 20 hours to create.

Why glass? I love that it's all around us, yet we hardly give a thought to it. I love that it's a natural material and (fun fact) is neither a liquid nor a solid. I love glass for its luminosity and its creative challenges.

Whatever the creative endeavor, my work has a visual throughline driven by a love for modern art and architecture, play with color, and Scandinavian-style minimalism. 

I believe in the power and healing of creativity and the arts, empowering and amplifying the work of women, and in the importance of conscientious consumerism.

It's my goal to develop unique, quality jewelry and accessories that transcend trends and make you smile for years to come. "Kismet" means destiny and is the name of the street I grew up on. Welcome to Katie Kismet!