Meet Kate Simpson

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Kate
Simpson

KP Beads

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My name is Kate Simpson and I love to create jewellery and funky cutlery with polymer clay.

I was lucky enough to grow up on a hill country sheep and cattle farm in the central North Island of New Zealand, and was introduced to ceramic clay early on as a child by my very talented mum Anne Powell - a potter.

At the time it didn't take my fancy because I was more interested in running wild on the farm! But I discovered polymer clay 12 years ago when mum did a diploma in ceramics.

She purchased a polymer clay book to look at polymer clay techniques. And then I got one of my own, becoming hooked. I got very excited when I discovered all the amazing things that can be done with it but it was beads that caught my eye to start with. I am completely self taught and have been creating and exploring with polymer clay ever since.

It is a fantastic medium with so may possibilities and techniques to explore and create with.