Katherine Wheeler is a Castlemaine based artist trained at RMIT University in gold and silversmithing and visual arts.

Having a dad who is a potter meant she grew up hand building with clay, and has now combined her artistic backgrounds to now mainly work with ceramics, creating detailled hand-built, bespoke jewellery, vessels and planters.

Katherine makes, and textures or hand paints each piece with special ceramic underglazes, making sure you get a truly original item.

Her range of one off pieces made in different clay bodies combine the wearable, useful and beautiful, and are all fired up to 1200-1300 degrees c to make them as durable as possible (though you will still have to be a little careful with your piece!)

The handpainted designs and editioned Giclee prints reflect the subtle details, colours and patterns in the natural environment, and reflect Katherine's love of beach combing.

All pieces are one of a kind, made with the utmost care, and with the intention that the right person will find, fit and treasure their chosen item for years to come.