Catherine Hills is an award-winning British jewellery designer and maker who creates contemporary ready-to-wear jewellery inspired by nature, found objects, collectables and symbolism.
"I grew up in a house brimming with antiques, decorative arts and ceramics, as both my parents were keen collectors. So I was fascinated by antiques from an early age - intrigued by each piece’s history, I would imagine and embellish their stories. I now love to go treasure-hunting for curiosities and antiques and spend many happy hours trawling flea markets, fairs and car-boot sales. Before I visit somewhere new I always do my homework to find the best antique shops and fairs to visit. I also enjoy visiting historic houses, soaking up the atmosphere and discovering their history. It’s often the details that catch my eye – crumbling painted walls, ancient tools and architectural detailing."