Catherine Hills graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1993 with a Masters Degree in Metalwork and jewellery.
Inspired by natural forms, her work combines sensuous liquid shapes with smooth, crisp, highly finished surfaces. It is organic, whilst incorporating a high tech, science fiction feeling, where movement often plays its part. Oxidized silver is used in juxtaposition with yellow gold and coloured glass, or stone, to produce a striking colour contrast. The dark recesses, inside the hollow forms, create their own mysterious miniature world.
From her workshop in the centre of London, she creates one-off pieces and manufactures a batch range of jewellery in silver and 18ct. gold.
Catherine won the New Exhibitors Prize at the Chelsea Crafts Fair in 1995 and was a Finalist for the Carroll Foundation Craft Award in 1996. She was named, 'Meilleur Jeune Createur European' by Ateliers d'Art de France in 1996.
'Triennale de Bijou', Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
'Modern British Jewellery', Landes Museum, Mainz, Germany
'Schmuckszene 95', Munich
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco ¬
¬Decorative Arts Today '96, Bonhams, London
¬Design Resolutions '96, Royal Festival Hall, London