Kate Varner Rieppel is an American surface designer and jewellery maker working from her growing studio in London. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, her work combines the traditional craftsmanship of jewellery making with digital technologies.
Experimenting with a variety of materials and processes, she creates beautiful objects ranging from jewellery to pieces for the home and interior spaces. She regularly collaborates with other artists and crafts people and welcomes new opportunities.
Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Kate gleans her inspiration from the world around her. Inspiration can come in the form of bright lights and harsh surfaces of an urban enviroment, to soft and organic natural forms found along the seaside.