Katie Johnston is a jeweler and metalsmith, born in San Jose, California, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following her artistic sentiments, she became interested in creating jewelry at an early age and naturally found her way into metalsmithing. She received her BFA in metals from SUNY New Paltz, New York. After spending two years honing her skills at the bench of a designer jewelry studio, she left New York to create her own studio in her home town of Salt Lake. As an outdoor enthusiast, her jewelry and small metal work is heavily influenced by the natural world, specifically the flora and fauna of the American west. Her current line focuses on incorporating these themes into high quality and unique jewelry handmade from silver and stones, with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Johnston currently works and resides in Salt Lake.