About Grace Gow: City & Ocean Inspired Jewelry
Handcrafted Ocean Inspired, Fine Jewelry.
Cat’s art practice draws inspiration from the natural environment, the sea, and coastal culture. In her work, she mixes traditional metal smith fabrication techniques, the lost wax casting process and a edgy eye for design with other traditional gemstone and jewelry references. The result is a hybrid contemporary style with textural motifs and lively depictions of oceanic forms.
She has exhibited on the West and East coasts and currently sells her collection in over a dozen different cities from Boston, MA to Hanalei, HI and in museums including the Frye Art Museum Store and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Cat maintains a retail e-commerce website, develops commissioned sculptural pieces, develops private-label product design solutions and re-imagines family heirlooms into new modern pieces for private clients.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Cat earned her BA from Binghamton University in upstate New York, graduating with honors in Art History. She later studied art direction at The Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA and honed her technical jewelry-making skills at Pratt Fine Art and North Seattle Community College in Seattle.
She has been mentioned on the website DailyCandy.com, in GRAY Magazine, in Seattle Met Magazine numerous times and in the June 2017 Seattle jewelry round-up feature in Sunset Magazine. A portion of revenue generated is donated annually to the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Surfrider Foundation and Arts Corps.
She currently lives and works on Vashon Island, Washington.