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Kyla Katz

"I approach jewelry design as an art form. Each piece I create is a small sculpture intended to be worn in intimate conversation with the body. My design process is improvisational; the shape emerges from the metal as I make it. The lines, angles, and textures of the work embody unconscious elements and bring them into form."

Inspired by Modernist design of the mid-20th century, Kyla Katz brings strength and energy to her work through the use of clean lines and definitive shapes. Fundamentally minimalist in her aesthetic, she seeks to find maximum impact through the simplest forms. Her work finds beauty in the language of pure geometry.

Katz hand fabricates her jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as soldering and forming. She explores how these very traditional techniques can be used to create very modern designs. Her work is distinctly sculptural and geometric and is made from 100 percent recycled sterling silver and gold.

Katz studied metalsmithing at the historic Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. She has also participated in classes and workshops in specialized techniques such as fusing, forming, and the application of gold to silver (keum-bo). In addition to formal training, Katz has conducted explorations of a wide variety of forming techniques in order to develop her distinctive style.

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Narrow Triangle Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 600 - $ 800
Short U Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 680
Gold and Ruby Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,200
Elia Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 310
Addie Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 280 - $ 484
Thea Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 800
Fragment Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 644
Elia Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 324
Ola Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 80 - $ 1,360
Maren Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 182 - $ 220
Nia Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 140
Wide Triangle Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 80 - $ 180
Una Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 200 - $ 1,600
Angles Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 280
Lara Collar
Silver Necklace

$ 280
Rhea Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 100 - $ 200
Maren Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

$ 260
Amity Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 140
Aile Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 160
Aile Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 220
Una Ring
Silver Ring

$ 222
Maren Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 410
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Spring Fling, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2018
Holiday Show, Chicago, IL, USA, Greenleaf Art Center, 2017