As a jeweller and silversmith Katherine has spent time learning the traditional skills involved in working with silver and other materials. Her work focuses on merging these traditional silversmithing ideas with digital technology.
Her work is process driven and as a way of merging these traditional silversmithing ideas with digital technology she has developed a user interface in the form of a hammer that works alongside computer aided design (CAD) software. The digital tool mimics the physical actions of silversmithing, in particular the hammering process used in forming sheet metal. The faceted silverware and jewellery is realised using processes such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and press forming, rapid prototyping and lost wax casting process.