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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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Black and Gold Circle Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
$ 122.40
Black and Gold Ana Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 188
$ 159.80
Gold and Black Round Band
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 144
$ 122.40
Ana Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 144
$ 122.40
Gold Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 264
$ 224.40
Cascade Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 264
$ 224.40
Long Risa Drop Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 256
$ 217.60
Black and Gold Square Band
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 188
$ 159.80
Large Risa Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 144
$ 122.40
Sennia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 188
$ 159.80
Alara Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 220
$ 187
Sennia Posts
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 144
$ 122.40
Short U Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 330
$ 280.50
Narrow Triangle Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 330 - $ 800
$ 280.50 - $ 680
Thea Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 800
$ 680
Elia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 310
$ 263.50
Elia Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 324
$ 275.40
Addie Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 280 - $ 484
$ 238 - $ 411.40
Gold and Ruby Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Three Curved Bar Y Necklace
Gold Necklace

$ 2,162
$ 1,837.70
Fragment Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 644
$ 547.40
Ola Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 80 - $ 1,360
$ 68 - $ 1,156
Maren Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 182 - $ 220
$ 154.70 - $ 187
Wide Swirl Ring
Silver Ring

$ 220
$ 187
Una Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 200 - $ 1,600
$ 170 - $ 1,360
Angles Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 280
$ 238
Rhea Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 100 - $ 200
$ 85 - $ 170
Lara Collar
Silver Necklace

$ 280
$ 238
Amity Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 140
$ 119
Una Ring
Silver Ring

$ 222
$ 188.70
Aile Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 160
$ 136
Maren Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 410
$ 348.50
Aile Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 220
$ 187
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Spring Fling, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2018
Holiday Show, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2017