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catherine hillsOne of the joys of writing this blog is reading what motivates the artist. Catherine Hills describes her work as strong yet feminine with weight and movement. “My biggest inspiration is in the natural world; plants, insects, sea life and the organs in the body. I also love mechanical tin toys and, especially in my early work, some kind of movement often played a key part. The surrealist art movement and jewellery from different ethnicities have also influenced my work, particularly in the granulation techniques used in silverwork found in India, Bali, Sumatra and Saudi Arabia.”
Her “contemporary classic design is both detailed, rhythmic, decorative and tactile; combining sensuous smooth shapes with highly textured surfaces, contrasting both positive and negative elements through both form and colour. The interchangeable elements in my production range, to allow the wearer to create different pieces as they see fit.”

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