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. kate mess .
thank you for visiting my shop! i am an artist and designer musing on enamel, metal, pattern and ornamentation in rugged and gorgeous midcoast Maine. every piece of kate mess jewelry is created in my studio, by my patient and attentive hands.

i strive to explore and showcase the boundless potential of enameled metal in my studio work. enamel is colored glass fused to metal in a hot kiln or by torch, and has a very long and rich history with virtues of permanence and durability to compliment its luxurious surfaces. i favor experimental methods of developing contemporary detail and imagery with the tiny granules of glass, especially by combining printmaking techniques with traditional enameling processes.


. a note on sustainability .
i am committed to a sustainable and responsible…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 3
  • Joined November 15, 2009

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About

. kate mess .
thank you for visiting my shop! i am an artist and designer musing on enamel, metal, pattern and ornamentation in rugged and gorgeous midcoast Maine. every piece of kate mess jewelry is created in my studio, by my patient and attentive hands.

i strive to explore and showcase the boundless potential of enameled metal in my studio work. enamel is colored glass fused to metal in a hot kiln or by torch, and has a very long and rich history with virtues of permanence and durability to compliment its luxurious surfaces. i favor experimental methods of developing contemporary detail and imagery with the tiny granules of glass, especially by combining printmaking techniques with traditional enameling processes.


. a note on sustainability .
i am committed to a sustainable and responsible studio practice. i purchase and scavenge recycled metals whenever possible, recycle my metal scraps, and am constantly striving to improve sustainability in my studio.


. a note on handmade work .
each piece is individually made by hand in my studio. pieces may vary slightly and may feature marks of their making, such is the alluring nature of hand-made work. i take great pleasure in designing, piercing, forming, etching, enameling, and finishing each and every piece. relevant techniques and information will be noted in the description of each listing.


. copyright .
© kate mess. all images and designs are the intellectual property of kate mess. no images or designs may be used or reproduced without permission from the artist. all rights reserved.

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