Kate Hunter is a contemporary jewellery maker who creates beautiful pieces in silver and gold, copper, brass and aluminium using traditional techniques.
Born in Coffs Harbour, NSW with a passion for the creative arts, Kate found her calling with jewellery and metal-smithing after enrolling in a Bachelor of Design. She graduated in 1984 and worked as a production jeweller with Richard Ivey in South Australia.
Kate has since been employed by small jewellery houses, which has given her opportunity to hone her skills in all aspects of the trade. She has worked in the capacity of jeweller, designer, production development, sales and customer liaison.
Kate is an accomplished seafarer, with years of experience in recreational sailing and industrial shipping. Her time spent at sea has influenced her work and piqued her interest in recycling. As a result, Kate’s work has a distinctive look as she often incorporates materials not ordinarily associated with jewellery production, in her designs.