Kate Alterio

Kate Alterio is a contemporary jeweller and visual artist based in Wellington; working predominantly in silver, gold and pearls, she makes use of repetition, recurring patterns, geometric forms and subtle details. Kate takes a minimalist design approach to convey her conceptual ideas. The meticulous processes involved in making jewellery are, for Kate, akin to meditative practice. Both call for presence, focus, care and patience, qualities she finds both satisfying and centering.