Kate Hunter is a contemporary jewellery maker born in Coffs Harbour, NSW with a passion for the creative arts.
Enrolling in a Bachelor of Design, she found her calling in Jewellery and Metalsmithing, graduating with Credits and Distinctions in 1984 and securing employment as a production jeweller with Richard Ivey in South Australia.
Kate has since worked for many small jewellery houses in the capacity of Jeweller, Designer and Production Development, Customer liaison and Sales.
Kate creates beautiful contemporary handmade jewellery in silver and gold using traditional metal-smithing techniques.
Kate is also an accomplished seafarer in both recreational Sailing and Industrial Shipping and these years spent at sea have influenced her work and developed an interest in recycling and using materials not usually associated with jewellery in her work.