An artist and designer originally from Portland, Oregon, Katie has become inspired by the year-round splashes of color her new environs in the Bay Area have to offer and has enjoyed the process of allowing this to blend with her distinct style of jewelry. She creates tangible representations of the beautiful and the visceral, that are both regional and universal. Feathers, bones, snakeskin, insects, etc. are chosen for their textures, shape, and colors as much as for the roles they play in the natural world. Using glass and metal, Evans creates unique reliquary jewelry that provides a wearable snapshot of the vitality and endurance of these elements.