kt designs owner ⋆ kathryn a thompson (kat)


Growing up in South Florida, it was easy to find inspiration everywhere I turned. The sea, the sun, and nature, with a laid-back, flip-flop vibe all year, provided never-ending sources for my inspiration. Now, that I am living in the Mountains of Western North Carolina, my inspiration still comes from Mother Nature and all her glory. Clean, simple lines with pops of color mixed in through art, music and accessories - that's what draws me into spaces and places. My passion for photography, handmade jewelry and art (in general), started early in my life. As far back as I can remember, I have been day-dreaming and admiring the way light would enter and fill up a room - and I have been following that light ever since with my camera. Collecting beads, baubles and unique one-of-a-kind pieces everywhere I went, started in my teens - making and turning them into wearable art hasn't stopped. In fact, it has grown and so are my techniques and my jewelry making skills. Without a doubt, there is a real joy I get from hand-painting glassware - turning the ordinary into something extraordinary, pleases and excites me very much. Plus, everything tastes better in your favorite hand-painted glass. :) I invite you to take a look at what I have created and if you have any questions or would like to place a custom order, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Welcome to my passions and to my online shop!





"No (wo)man has the right to dictate what other (wo)men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." ~Ansel Adams

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