Jewelry artist Katya was raised along the stunning Pacific coastal environs of Santa Barbara, where the stark, subtle, and varied colors of the land and seascapes shaped her eye for design and hue early in life.

Today Katya works from a studio in the storybook, bayside village of Sausalito. Her elegant cutter-rigged sailboat, which is docked within walking distance of her studio, is where she spends the rest of her time, and on which she has traveled far and wide. The many days and nights spent anchored in luminous tropical waters or wild northern seas have further influenced her awareness of the subtle nuances of color. As she has from her earliest creative days, Katya remains physically close to the colors and forces of nature which characterize her and her art.