Firecracker Studio

My name is Katherine Bertram and I am an artist living in Napier. My training was specific to printmaking majoring in Lithography and etching, however I have developed a portfolio of textile work that complements my printmaking. I have been utilising the printmaking aesthetic and my silkscreen skills to blend the two mediums. I have also been interested in history and objects’ that have travelled and journeyed. My interest in remaking jewellery from vintage linen, stamps, antique pocket watches and sea glass all stems from my interest in items with prior meaning. I love the notion that multiple people have held these items, possibly travelled the globe and are older than the new wearer. To me they are enchanting reminders of time, history and memory. All my jewellery is crafted from superior materials. Repurposed items have character, meaning and sentiment attached and I hope that they become part of another person’s enjoyment and history as well.

Firecracker Studio Products

Verge Fusee necklace - 1700's beauty with hidden birds and sunflower
Verge Fusee necklace..
Firecracker Studio $132.25
Verge Fusee necklace - 1700's masterpiece and contemporary elegance
Verge Fusee necklace..
Firecracker Studio $126.50
Victorian Earrings - Dragonfly Sterling Silver Plated with Vintage Pear
Victorian Earrings -..
Firecracker Studio $38.00
Victorian Earrings - Swallows with Garnet Berries Sterling Silver Plated.
Victorian Earrings -..
Firecracker Studio $34.99
Vintage time piece - silver pendant in silver-plated setting
Vintage time piece -..
Firecracker Studio $46.00
Vintage timepiece pendant 'seventeen jewels' watch jewellery
Vintage timepiece pe..
Firecracker Studio $80.50
Vintage timepiece rare golden toned watch movement on gold-plated chain
Vintage timepiece ra..
Firecracker Studio $69.00
Wahine New Zealand Postage Stamp Cufflinks
Wahine New Zealand P..
Firecracker Studio $50.00
Wahine New Zealand Postage Stamp Earrings
Wahine New Zealand P..
Firecracker Studio $20.00
Winnie the Pooh - British Postage Stamp Earrings
Winnie the Pooh - Br..
Firecracker Studio $25.00
Yellow-Tailed Thornbill Bird Australian Postage Stamps Earrings
Yellow-Tailed Thornb..
Firecracker Studio $22.00