KATHRYN MC LEAN
A little snippet ..
My name is Kat. I am a self-taught metalsmith and jewellery designer from Belfast.
I am the sole owner / designer / creator of the jewellery brand Fire and Fire, which was launched in 2020.
I came into jewellery design and silversmithing first as a hobby, and a desire to create unique and interesting jewellery for myself.
As soon as I picked up a torch and started creating, I was hooked!
After some gentle persuasion from my other half, I started promoting my work online and at the end of the summer 2020 my jewellery brand, Fire and Fae, was born.
(Fire for the forging of the metal and fae for the rich Celtic faery mythology).
A reflection of my contrary nature!
I would describe my jewellery as a little bit wild / untamed / unique (like me!)
I enjoy learning new and interesting techniques and I love the combination of industrial metal and shapes alongside pretty feminine stones and materials - it is all about balance.
I prefer rugged and organic styles of jewellery over highly polished and constrained pieces - silversmithing is an art form, and freedom and personality should shine out of every piece!
IN THE STUDIO
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