Broken Porcelain Jewelry with Katelyn Johnson

Katelyn Johnson creates fashionable jewelry applying damaged porcelain parts and cautiously crafted sterling silver bezel configurations. Making jewellery can help Katelyn accept her ADHD, and she hopes her handcrafted models also aid other folks who are battling with brokenness in their life. She is a 2022 Halstead Grant Semi-Finalist and a 2022 Interweave Top rated 20 honoree.

Higher than image: Blue Rose Ring by Katelyn Elyse Jewelry. All photographs courtesy of the artist.

Developing a Small business

Q: Tell us your story, wherever you are in your occupation, and has jewelry earning come to be your total-time task?

I began Katelyn Elyse Jewellery just about 5 several years ago and it has slowly and gradually grown each 12 months. My target a person working day is to be equipped to create jewellery and run my enterprise as my complete-time job. In the meantime, I perform a typical 8-5 occupation and use that income to support myself and my enterprise while my business carries on to develop.

Q: Did you review jewellery building in college or university? Provide an internship? Self-taught?

I figured out most of what I know through earning my BFA in Jewellery and Metalsmithing at Grand Valley Condition College. Although ending up my degree I worked for an impartial jeweler in Grand Haven, Michigan, Lisa Lehmann, who confirmed me that it was feasible to generate jewelry as my full-time occupation. By earning my diploma and doing the job with Lisa I was able to learn so substantially