Katy Hackney - Scottish Jeweller
Katy Hackney, 47, was born in Dundee. She got her BA at the Edinburgh College of Art and went on to complete her MA at the Royal College in London. What makes her jewellery so memorable is the unusual combination of materials she uses - wood, plastic, found objects, paint and enamel. She views an old discarded piece of formica as a precious treasure and her work gives these extinct materials another chance at life. She works from her studio in Hackney and teaches part time on the jewellery course at Central Saint Martins. She also works as a ‘colour consultant’ for a knit accessories designer. She lives with her partner and their daughter in Dalston.
WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A JEWELLER?
I don't think I did, it happened!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF JEWELLERY AND HOW OFTEN DO YOU WEAR IT?
My tiny Otto Kunzli pendant, my only piece by a ‘famous’ jeweler. I wear it often.
WHAT COLOUR SALT-WATERS DO YOU OWN?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BRAND?
That it hasn't changed since first designed.
WHERE DID YOU TAKE YOUR LAST HOLIDAY?
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIG YOU WENT TO?
Moon Duo at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT TO DATE?
The birth of my daughter.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOP?
Present and Correct, Old fashioned ironmongers, charity shops.
WHAT IS YOUR FANCY DRESS COSTUME OF CHOICE?
I don't do fancy dress.
DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO?
Currently – ‘Instagram it’
You can visit Katy's website and see more of her work at www.katyhackney.com