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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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Gold Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 264
Alara Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 220
Large Risa Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 144
Sennia Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
Long Risa Drop Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 256
Black and Gold Ana Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 188
Ana Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 144
Cascade Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 264
Sennia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 188
Black and Gold Circle Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
Gold and Black Round Band
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 144
Short U Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 330
Narrow Triangle Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 330 - $ 800
Gold and Ruby Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,200
Addie Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 280 - $ 484
Elia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 310
Fragment Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 644
Elia Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 324
Thea Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 800
Ola Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 80 - $ 1,360
Maren Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 182 - $ 220
Una Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 200 - $ 1,600
Angles Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 280
Rhea Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 100 - $ 200
Lara Collar
Silver Necklace

$ 280
Aile Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 220
Una Ring
Silver Ring

$ 222
Amity Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 140
Aile Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 160
Maren Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 410
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Spring Fling, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2018
Holiday Show, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2017