Tuesday, November 17, 2015


9ct white and rose gold earrings set with diamonds.
These earrings were custom made for a client at e.g.etal.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wedding rings

18ct yellow gold Wonky Wedders
9ct white gold Wonky Wedders. The ring on the right is set with yellow sapphires.

The Wonky Wedders are one of my favourite rings to make. 
The idea for this design, is that the finger is not perfectly round, so that the ring that circles it does not need to be as well. 
Also, that on each rotation of the ring, there is something different to look at, a texture, or width. That way, the wearer engages with the ring in a different way, as it is not just about the way it looks, it is also about the way it feels and moves around the finger. 
And! life is pretty wonky and is all the more interesting because of it.

These rings can be custom made in metal and width of choice.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Le jardin de NĂ©bamon, Egypte v. -1350
Peinture murale 64 × 72 cm, Londres, British Museum
From Chemin Faisant

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

'What I saw when I went away'. New work by Katherine Bowman

The below rings make up one of the groups of work made for my exhibition What I saw when I went away, on at e.g.etal until the 24th December 2015.

All photos by Andrew Barcham

Saturday, October 10, 2015

'What I saw when I went away'

My Votives
Bronze, brass and enamel paint.
Varying dimensions, c. 50 x 50mm .
Part of my exhibition at e.g.etal, What I saw when I went away.
On display until 24th October 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

'What I saw when I went away'

Installation view of rings with painting at my exhibition What I saw when I went away

Monday, October 5, 2015

'What I saw when I went away'

My exhibition What I saw when I went away, opens today.
I have made three bodies of work, each informs the other.  The first body of work, comprises of three cast bronze 'vessels'.

Images by Andrew Barcham
The text below is by e.g.etal 
What I saw when I went away by Katherine Bowman
5 – 24 October, 2015 
Celebrating her 20th year of making jewellery, Katherine Bowman brings together her full complement of skills in a new exhibition of jewellery, sculpture and painting.
What I saw when I went away draws on Katherine’s recent travels to New York City, comprising a selection of subjective, abstract ‘souvenirs’. Through these objects, Katherine explores the idea that when we travel to see things, what we really see is ourselves.
The projection of self on to what you see, experience, and ultimately what we create is central to Katherine’s philosophy. This exhibition is a reflection on how travel and new experiences inform the creation of original work, and how the act of seeing becomes the instigator of the creative process. In these new works are traces of the experience of travel, interpreted in an entirely subjective way.The exhibition also marks the launch of Katherine’s sculptural work, intended to both extend her range and also to tell the story of her artistic practice. For Katherine, jewellery-making has its roots in sculpture – it is the process of sketching, painting and sculpture that informs her work. Moving from large painting, to sculptures, to small votives and then eventually to rings, this exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through Katherine’s artistic process.
Referencing museum relics, three bronze sculptures mimic ancient artefacts, but with ‘awkward’ elements that clearly mark them as modern pieces. These idosyncracies are important to Katherine’s work: a challenge to the viewer to think and engage.
A collection of small votives – objects carried for protection or remembrance – is inspired by prehistoric clay figures. Designed to be held and carried rather than worn, these animalistic figures engage the sense of touch. For Katherine, votives explain the significance of jewellery and are the natural link between sculpture and jewellery: highly personal objects with emotional significance, often offering reassurance or an anchor to tradition.Finally, a series of rings hang elegantly from hooks, like objects in a museum. Here we see her rings in a new light – as tiny sculptures speaking the inner voice of the artist in every fine detail. Through this journey we have come to understand that Katherine’s jewellery exists in a space beyond the decorative – it exists as part of a holistic art practice that encompasses the process of seeing, discovering, projecting and making.
What I saw when I went away will exhibit at e.g.etal from 5 – 24 October, 2015.