Katherine Aberle founded Studio 311 to focus her varied creative interests in forms and materials that are both precious and enduring.
After receiving a BA in fine arts from the University of California, Katherine became a staff member at the highly prestigious Gemological Institute of America.
During her 10 years at GIA, she both taught design courses and developed new classes for the permanent curriculum.
Katherine's most recent inspiration has been the patterns from various Celtic, Greek and Native American cultures, which she has integrated into her "intaglio" wedding bands.
The basic symbols and shapes originate from many cultures and ages, and were gathered from items as diverse as fabric borders, book ornamentation and ancient armor.