| Kim originally studied languages and worked abroad as a translator for many years. After returning to England, she signed up for a handful of evening classes in silversmithing. This sparked off a desire to learn more, and little by little through extensive self-study and the occasional workshop, her interest turned into a passion. In 2011, she completed a stone-setting course and, more recently, a one-year CAD design course at the prestigious Birmingham School of Jewellery. She now runs a small studio named Wilde Works after her husband. |
Drawing inspiration from social and global issues, she translates these into minimalist pieces of contemporary jewellery that convey messages about peace, equality and the environment. She works mainly in Sterling silver and gold, adding colour and interest with resin and gemstones. All her pieces are made by hand, using traditional methods and techniques combined with cutting-edge 3D design technology.
Her collection to date includes kinetic rings and a minimalist Sterling silver and resin range. An image of her kinetic rings was used by resin expert Clare John in her book Resin Jewellery and she has been featured in Designer Focus by The Guild of Jewellery Designers. Kim also works to commission and provides CAD design services.
Kim is an active member of Alloy Hereford Jewellers Group, a diverse and talented group of professional jewellers and silversmiths.