Kate Ruby Hutchinson is a contemporary jeweller, metalsmith and metalhead.
Kate has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), majoring in jewellery and objects, at Sydney University. She has participated in SquarePeg Studios' Graduate Residency Program and has coordinated a number of small jewellery exhibitions throughout Sydney. Kate's current jewellery practice is based in both Sydney and on the South Coast of New South Wales. Her jewellery consists of both small scale productions and one-off exhibition pieces.
The jewellery Kate makes is influenced by and revolves around colour and form. She explores this through the use of aluminium anodising and sublimation. Kate is fascinated by the way humans individually perceive colour and the associations and emotions these represent. She uses colouring techniques to disguise and give new meaning to material as she strives to manipulate and unravel the different ways this can be explored through jewellery and the wearable.