ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Karen Morrison is an award winning jewellery designer and silversmith creating fine and fashion jewellery which is both feminine and edgy with a rock chic vibe.
Karen first studied Fashion Design in Glasgow, her hometown, then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Model for many years. Feeling the urge to learn more, Karen studied Jewellery, Art and Design in London, then worked with various designers learning the trade.
Each piece is created by hand in her South London studio in vibrant Brixton. She uses the ancient lost wax casting techniques along side Hatton Garden tradesmen for stone setting and gold plating. She loves working with colourful precious and semi-precious gemstones, rough cut diamonds, freshwater pearls mixed with sterling silver, 9ct gold, 14ct gold filled and bronze metals.
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. She is also influenced by photography, architecture, film, music, the Art Deco period and by artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Kandinsky.
She was named as one of the UK's Hot 100 jewellers in Professional Jeweller magazine, listed in the 'Trendsetter' category for her contribution to the industry in 2013. In 2012 Karen collaborated with Topshop's design team to design and produce the jewellery for their Topshop UNIQUE S/S 13' catwalk show. And in 2014 & 2009 Karen was nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards for jewellery/accessory designer of the year.
KM jewellery has featured in; Vogue, Elle, Grazia, Red, Wedding and Home, ES magazine and Professional Jeweller.