Award winning 3-D Textile Designer Katherine Wardropper is an emerging talent who is making her name for her highly intricate and unusual approach to design. Using a developed 'Sculptural Fabric Technique' Katherine carefully hand-constructs 3-D patterns to create unique and timeless sculptural pieces for high-end fashion and interiors.
Since graduating with First Class Honours from Chelsea College of Art and Design 2004, Katherine has worked on private commissions, collaborated with designers such as English Eccentrics and produced an exclusive jewellery range for the National Gallery Shop, London. In June 2006 Katherine was awarded 'Most on Trend Product' at Pulse and also collected the Belhouse Foundation Award for studio space at Cockpit Arts Deptford. She has also been featured in numerous publications such as Italian Vogue, Vogue.com, Times2 – The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Rover Magazine and was listed in Crafts Magazine Jan/Feb 2006 issue, as a designer to watch.
Fairytales, fantasy and costume design are the main inspirations behind Katherine's work and each piece conjures up a sense of the 'marvellous' and 'extraordinary' into everyday life. Her signature styled technique is a developing organic process. Katherine's aim, and challenge, is to apply this 'Sculptural fabric Technique' to a range of creative disciplines. For fashion this takes the form of her instantly recognisable jewellery. Each delicate brooch, neckpiece, hairpiece and belt echoes swirling wedding cakes, Victorian lace and bejeweled snowflakes. Katherine's work is creatively versatile and these 3-D sculptural pieces can also be applied as decorative touches to mirrors, cushions, tables, and chairs or used as wall features and installations capturing a sense of a fantasy wonderland.