Handmade in Scotland by Claire Watson
American by birth, Claire has travelled across
the globe with a good period of her early years
being spent in scandanivia, a country which strongly
influenced her early designs.
However, another land called to Claire, a place of dramatic landscapes, wild weather and men in skirts......Claire had come to the fair shores of Alba. Scotland was to be her home.
It was a place which had always captured her heart and with it's close historical ties to Scandanvia it created the perfect blend for both her jewellery and artwork. Her artistic style and interests continue to evolve in the way of sketching, painting, textiles, and jewellery making; all using nature and the landscape as an influence.
Her passion for jewellery was first sparked when she attended a medieval workshop, run by Wordsmithcrafts He demonstrated an old Viking technique used for making chain necklaces. Referred to as Viking Knit, or Trichinopoly, she loved weaving together wire and started thinking of new ideas and new colours to bring it into the modern day world.
Claire constantly challenges herself to develop new techniques and inject new energy into her artwork and passion into her jewellery.
Her artwork has been described as dynamic, refreshing, intriguing, challenging and thought provoking. Claire Watson an International Artist with her feet firmly rooted in the Landscape.
Claire Watson, the artist behind Blue Kitty Creations, creates unique and beautiful pieces inspired from nature, her life, and imagination. From an early age, Claire was always creating something, whether it was sketching, origami, painting, or trying out her wood carving abilities on the family piano.