Katherine James is an artist based in Leeds and best known for her subversive chainmail techniques. Through exploration of the this typically gendered material, Katherine creates contemporary jewellery.
Katherine James’ “Molten” Collection was inspired by the disintegrated chainmail armour she came across at the Royal Armouries museum.
With the appointment of Nicholas Merbury as master of the King's Ordnance in the early part of the 15th century, the Royal Armouries commenced its role as the standard setter for arms and armour in this country.
This pride and heritage extends to the Royal Armouries products, inspired by our collections and our special place in Britain's history.