Catherine Blackburn was born in Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She grew up in the small rural town of Choiceland and holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Blackburn is a bead artist, painter and jeweller whose work embraces two inspirations in her life-family and culture- and speaks to the complexities of memory, history and cultural identity.
Inspired by the northern floral and geometric designs of her Dene roots, Catherine Blackburn Handmade Jewellery is a fusion of traditional and contemporary. This Indigenous-made collection, brings together rich color and culture to form luxurious wearable art. Blurring the lines between everyday wear and bold signature pieces, this dynamic collection exudes edgy glamour and timeless Northern design in jewellery that is both refined and functional.