Los Angeles based ceramicist and jeweler Kathleen Whitaker, is known for her eponymous jewelry line of stark and simple stud earrings, which are made to mix and match to the preference of the wearer. 

Raised in New York City, she graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a degree in ceramics. She settled in Los Angeles in 2002 and began making jewelry — working exclusively with 14k, 18k and 22k gold — in addition to porcelain ceramics.

She lives in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood with her husband Bradford, a cinematographer, and their dog, June.