Kate is a versatile designer and creative thinker. Kate designs and creates art-jewelry and non-traditional costumes and headdresses. The sense of theatricality is evident in all of her work from her unique collection of Zipper Jewelry to her unusual costumes and sculptures.

Kate earned her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 where she first began creating wearable-art using unusual materials. In 2002, Kate created the very first Zipper Pin. Since then, hundreds of her pins have been sold in museum shops and fine craft galleries across the country. Her designs have been featured in fashion and design magazines all over the world.

Between 2003 and 2006 Kate studied costume design at the Yale School of Drama and earned her MFA. In 2006, Kate began a series of one-of-a-kind Zipper Necklaces followed by various styles of Zipper Bracelets in 2008. She continues to develop new jewelry designs and accept special costume commissions.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kate now works happily in her studio in Carroll Gardens.


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