Monday, April 27, 2015

'My Assemblages' by Katherine Bowman - rings

Ring 1. Sterling silver

Ring 2. Sterling silver

Ring 3. Sterling silver

Ring 4. Sterling silver

These four ring were made specifically for my installation at Milly Sleeping. They are on display until the 24 May 2015.

Thank you to everyone who came to the launch yesterday, I was so happy to see everyone there.

Friday, April 24, 2015

'My Assemblages' by Katherine Bowman - watercolours

Three watercolours from my installation My Assemblages at Milly Sleeping
These three works are based on three pipe cleaner works that I have in my collection.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

'My Assemblages' by Katherine Bowman - Pendants

Brass pendants with enamel paint.
These 4 works are part of my installation at Milly Sleeping.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

'My Assemblages' by Katherine Bowman

My installation at Milly Sleeping opens today.
This work will be on display until 4 May 2015.

Monday, April 20, 2015

'My Assemblages' by Katherine Bowman

This week I have a new exhibition opening at Milly Sleeping in Carlton.
I have been working on these pieces for the last couple of months. Each piece was made in relation to each other, all informed by the one idea, explored across different materials and processes.

My Assemblages
An installation of pipecleaner pieces, jewellery and watercolours.
Milly Sleeping :
157 Elgin Street, Carlton, VIC
Dates: 22 April – 24 May 2015
Launch: Sunday 26th April 3-5pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A ring for Tess

Sketches for a ring design.

18ct yellow gold ring set with an oval parti sapphire.

This ring was a commission for a friend who was after a ring to honour the birth of her baby boy.
I also have the privilege of also making this client's wedding and engagement rings. So it was a special commission for me.
Each of the rings that Tess wears are different to each other.
An eclectic personal collection of rings.
To start off, I presented a page of possible designs, and the bottom two were preferences.
Tess has a family ring with leaf motifs on it, which is how this ring evolved.
Thank you to Tess for asking me to make this special ring for her, it was a real joy to make.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


  Art has to reveal to us ideas, formless spiritual essences. The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring… All the rest is the speculation of schoolboys for schoolboys.
— James Joyce, Ulysses 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My rings

I took these two images on my phone to put on Instagram. They were intended as quick snaps to record this work.
I wear the top two rings every day. Both made as memory pieces to record private events. 
Both are 18ct gold.
I wanted to make myself something that I could wear even when I work, something that would wear well. So they wear with me every day. 
From all the choices before me, this is what I made for me.
My finger has changed shape because of them. 
Some days I only wear one. I miss the other ring when it is not worn.
Some days I wear three rings together, however the top silver ring does not mean the same to me as the two gold rings. It is just a ring.

Monday, March 2, 2015

'My Assemblages'

I took this image on my phone of a pipe cleaner work that I made a couple of years ago.
I have been drawing these pieces, which is quite a challenge I must say.
I am working towards a body of work that I will exhibit at Milly Sleeping in Carlton in April. 
This body of work is called, My Assemblages, and will comprise of 4 new pipe cleaner pieces, a series of drawings/watercolours, a small range of pendants and rings.
I want to thank Leah for asking me to make this body of work for her. It was so great to be asked to make something new and unrelated to what I usually do, something exploring my own creativity. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Today this happened in the laundry.