I fell in love with the medium of glass at an “intro to” workshop I took on a lark while traveling. I left bursting with jewelry ideas yet didn’t see anyone making what I had in mind, so I set out to create it.
Hand-cutting and shaping glass as small as 4mm, I carefully assemble then fire the pieces to varying effects in the kiln. Many pieces are further refined using saws and grinders, then fired again to achieve the desired finish.
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 for its creative restraints.
Whatever the creative endeavor, 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 pop art, Marimekko, the Memphis Group, Alexander Calder, and the Bauhaus.
It's my goal to develop unique, quality jewelry and accessories that transcend trends and make you smile for years to come. My name is Katie. "Kismet" means destiny and is the name of the street I grew up on. Welcome to Katie Kismet!