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Kyla Katz

"I approach jewelry design as an art form. Each piece I create is a small sculpture intended to be worn in intimate conversation with the body. My design process is improvisational; the shape emerges from the metal as I make it. The lines, angles, and textures of the work embody unconscious elements and bring them into form."

Inspired by Modernist design of the mid-20th century, Kyla Katz brings strength and energy to her work through the use of clean lines and definitive shapes. Fundamentally minimalist in her aesthetic, she seeks to find maximum impact through the simplest forms. Her work finds beauty in the language of pure geometry.

Katz hand fabricates her jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as soldering and forming. She explores how these very traditional techniques can be used to create very modern designs. Her work is distinctly sculptural and geometric and is made from 100 percent recycled sterling silver and gold.

Katz studied metalsmithing at the historic Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. She has also participated in classes and workshops in specialized techniques such as fusing, forming, and the application of gold to silver (keum-bo). In addition to formal training, Katz has conducted explorations of a wide variety of forming techniques in order to develop her distinctive style.

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Circle in a Square Droplets Collar
Silver & Enamel Necklace

$ 550
Square Drop Waterfall Earrings
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 210
Script Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 440
Large Square River Earrings
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 220
Long Droplets Earrings
Silver & Enamel Earrings

$ 240
Ola Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 110 - $ 1,360
Sennia Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
Black and Gold Circle Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
Cascade Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 264
Elia Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 324
Fragment Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 644
Elia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 310
Maren Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 182 - $ 220
Una Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 200 - $ 1,600
Maren Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 410
Aile Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 160
Aile Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 220
Una Ring
Silver Ring

$ 222
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Spring Fling, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2018
Holiday Show, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2017