Catherine M. Hartley is an artist jeweller based in London. She works with a pared back aesthetic that aims towards balance, tension, and contrast. Catherine creates work that in its finished state hints at the process of making: the rough edge of a pierced piece of metal, or the hammer marks imprinted by shaping a piece. In designing she considers ideas of perspective and connections to create work that is gestural, tactile, and not always precious.
Catherine was born on the west coast of Canada and lived in Vancouver until moving to London in 2016. She trained as a jeweller in Vancouver, and has been practicing since 2011. She currently works from her studio in South London.