|1967||Born in Hildesheim, Germany|
|1986–1990||Trained as a goldsmith in Hildesheim|
|Since 1994||Werkstattgemeinschaft Heinrichstrasse atelier collective in Hildesheim|
|1993–1998||Hildesheim’s University of Applied Sciences and Arts, graduation|
|Since 1998||Freelance working|
The delicate yet simultaneously exciting pieces created by Kathrin Sättele are characterized by a remarkable lightness combined with sculpted three-dimensionality. To achieve this, the forging process is of central importance because the thickness and the curves of the lines are determined by the hammer blows. By progressing its cross-section from round to flat, the forged gold wire makes for an appealing transition of shapes that lends these pieces a lively aura and makes them look as if organically grown. In addition, the wire evokes associations of three-dimensional calligraphy. Kathrin Sättele’s inimitable Ohrflügel (Ear Wings) earrings, charming creations that don’t require piercing one’s ear, were honored in 2008 with the iF product design award and thus acknowledged as modern classics of timeless elegance.