We’re a small staff with big talent and lofty ideals. Our level of craftsmanship is unusual by today’s jewelry-making standards. We hand-fabricate every piece of Kate Maller Jewelry in our Denver studio. No outsourcing, no pre-made components, with the exception of delicate chains, and no casting or computer-generated designs. Every jump ring, clasp, and pair of ear wires is individually crafted in-house. Efficient? No, but hand craftsmanship imbues each piece with a unique character that makes the piece distinctly yours, and keeps us feeling good about our work.
In a world where automation reigns supreme, we celebrate and value the time-honored traditions inherent in the art and craft of hand-fabricated metalsmithing. Because no two pieces are exactly alike, you’ll see subtle nuances in replicated pieces from our collections. Most clients appreciate those nuances and, like us, value the craftsmanship. Kate designs all KMJ collections and OOAK (one of a kind) pieces. She’s also hands-on in most of the production work. Erin’s our go-to on all the production work. Thanks for believing in us, and thanks for your support!
Owner, Designer, Maker
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 jewelry. After working for several years in the field of architecture, Kate enrolled at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, TX, where she received more than 500 hours of full-time, hands-on training in the art and craft of metalsmithing.
Originally from Connecticut, Kate has lived in Colorado since 2007. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, Scott Maller, and their beloved Australian Shepherds, Takoda Winklematten Maller + Gwindel Bear Maller.
Holding multiple degrees, Erin received a Bachelor of Science at Miami University, a graduate degree in elements education at CSU San Marcos, and a license in Nutrition at NTI, Denver.
Erin has always loved using her hands and dabbling in creative hobbies. She used to make all of her own clothes, and still sews. Additionally, she makes mobiles, hats, and enjoys embroidery. Erin has always loved jewery. She attended the Boulder School of Metals, and has been assisting Kate in production since 2018.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin moved to Colorado in 2003. She lived in Boulder for 13 years, and now resides in Denver with her boyfriend, Jarett Mason, a bluegrass musician, and her two dogs Mack Daddy and Libby Style.