Whether handcrafting jewelry, designing graphics for clients, or styling my home, my work has a visual through-line driven by a love for modern art and architecture, play with color, and Scandinavian-style minimalism. My influences include Marimekko, the Memphis Group, Alexander Calder, and the Bauhaus.
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 is neither a liquid nor a solid. I love glass for its luminosity and for its creative restraints.
My process involves cutting and assembling glass then firing it in a kiln. After the first fire, most pieces are further refined using saws and grinders, then fired again. For some pieces that process is repeated up to two more times.
It's my goal to develop unique, quality jewelry and home accessories that transcend trends and make you smile for years to come. Katie Kismet pieces are created for the individual who values self-expression through original style, loves to work a pop of color, and delights in the unexpected.
My name is Katie. "Kismet" means destiny and is the name of the street I grew up on. Welcome to Katie Kismet.