Katherine Kalaf opened a gallery for contemporary jewellery and objects. This was the first image she used to promote the new gallery.
Katherine Kalaf has played a major role in the development of the studio jewellery sector in Australia, as a practitioner, teacher, promoter and mentor. She is one of the core group of studio-based makers who are the founders of the contemporary jewellery movement in Australia. After studying in London, she lectured in Sydney and set up and ran Studio Noko, The Australian Jewellery Designers Gallery for 12 years. Katherine has a special combination of talents – respected creative jeweller and successful gallery owner. Her Katherine Kalaf Gallery presented limited edition jewellery and small scale sculpture by Australia’s finest studio-based jewellers. Over 30 designers from all over Australia, including 12 from Western Australia, contributed regularly to the changing works on show.
Katherine Kalaf’s first image to promote her new gallery for contemporary jewellers. Bracelet: Carlier Maligawa, sterling silver, 2003. Neckpiece: Gillian Rainer, sterling silver, 2003. Ring: Katherine Kalaf, 18ct yellow gold, amethyst and topaz, 2003.