Kat Foreman is a contemporary jewellery designer and tutor of 3D design based in Cambridgeshire.
Within her creative practice Kat explores contrasts, connectivity and resilience through the application of porcelain, precious metals and semi precious stones. Each piece is lovingly hand made and celebrates life and love through wearable adornment.
Kat divides her time between teaching, making and motherhood, believing each to require a more innovative approach than the last.
For me, working with porcelain clay is a tactile discovery. When developing a new idea I find the best method is to work instinctively, to allow the material itself to reveal its form.
I then develop a concept based on visual links and how these relate to the world around me. I continue to explore ideas and shapes within my sketchbook. I take a lot of pleasure intricately mapping out my designs considering aesthetics and wearability . It is often weeks before I have anything finalised due to the fact that each item is hand sculpted and polished. The porcelain is fired multiple times at temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees celsius to ensure purity and strength. It is then combined with precious metals and stones to achieve the final product.