Kate Smith's Profile
ShellfishSmith is a small but perfectly formed business offering handmade, bespoke and vintage items. I specialise in all things for the home, from larger furniture pieces made from reclaimed pallet wood, right down to little antique coat hooks and shelf brackets. For me, beauty is about functionality, so everything I make has a use. All my pieces are individually designed and handmade. This means that everything is absolutely unique - if the same design is used then the colour and texture of the material will vary, and due to the nature of making things by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. Each piece is designed with a specific intention in mind and that is to tell the story of the object, from its previous life through to its construction. This means that every scratch and discoloration remains, and each screw and nail is often visible.
I graduated from Goldsmiths College with a degree in…
- Joined February 9, 2011