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The Wide Mitsuro Band lays flat with a gentle overlap at the top. An ancient Japanese wax technique, Mitsuro Hikime was originally developed using earthen elements like pine resin and beeswax to create a stretchy wax that strirates like the leaves of bamboo. Creating mitsuro requires an open mind that is flexible, agile and never overly attached to outcome, as well as steady hands that can draw out a material consistently. These rings are like little poems to the present moment.
Kate Ellen’s vision for her work is to look and feel handmade with rich textures that appear like archaeological discoveries dug up from the earth. She explores interpreting time honored traditions in jewelry making through her own aesthetic voice. While the expression is part visual, for Kate it is all in the process of actually making. Quiet time at the bench is where she feels most alive.