Katy Hackney - Scottish Jeweller

Katy Hackney at her studio in East London Photo courtesy of Jenny Lewis Katy Hackney at her studio in East London Photo courtesy of Jenny Lewis

 


 

 

 

 

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.

A brooch by Katy Hackney A brooch by Katy Hackney

 

 

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.

 

Materials in Katy's studio Materials in Katy's studio

 

WHAT COLOUR SALT-WATERS DO YOU OWN?

Navy.

 

Katie's Salt-Water selfie Katie's Salt-Water selfie

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BRAND?

That it hasn't changed since first designed.

 

WHERE DID YOU TAKE YOUR LAST HOLIDAY?

Copenhagen

 

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.

 

Bits on Katy's desk Bits on Katy's desk

 

WHAT IS YOUR FANCY DRESS COSTUME OF CHOICE?

I don't do fancy dress.

DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO?

Currently – ‘Instagram it’

 

 

A necklace by Katy A necklace by Katy

 

 

You can visit Katy's website and see more of her work at www.katyhackney.com

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