Working in her spacious and light filled studio in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Kathleen Barris joyfully designs and creates one-of-a-kind and limited collections of Artisan Jewelry.
On the nicest of days, her studio may spill out into her courtyard garden where she finds inspiration in the peaceful surroundings there, hand finishing some pieces for her latest collection or sketching her newest design.
Her materials of choice primarily include Argentium and Sterling Silver, sometimes accented with fine gold. Unusual stones, rich texture, organic shapes, ancient methods and techniques, are all very much evident in much of her work. Her preference is the look of a soft, hand-finished piece with the feel of antiquity or the surprise of a contemporary element.
Kathleen and business partner, George Barris, hand cut and polish most of their own stones in their private Lapidary Studio. They select rough material and small slabs of semi-precious stones, purchased mostly from small businesses, where they can meet with and talk with the actual miner/collector directly.
Kathleen creates her jewelry for people to wear – your “go to piece” or a favored “statement piece” – the one you reach for frequently!
You are invited to personally view Kathleen’s most current work at one of the several Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows she participates in each year, at select shops and galleries, and of course the collections featured at kathleenbarris.com!