Kate is trained as a designer, and a metalsmith. Holding masters degrees in architecture and landscape architecture, she attributes her design sensibilities and passion for the environment to her formal training.

Kate began metalsmithing while in graduate school, and instantly fell in love with the tactile process of making she discovered. After several years working in the field of architecture, she decided to expand her metalsmithing training with over 500 hours of full-time, hands-on training at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, TX.  

Originally from Connecticut, Kate has lived in Colorado for over ten years. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, Scott Maller, and their beloved australian shepherds, Takoda Winklematten Maller + Gwindel Bear Maller.