My name is Kimiko Ure and I design and make fine jewellery. For many years I owned a jewellers in Cowes on the Isle of Wight where I made and sold my pieces. I am passionate about my jewellery and think of each individual item as a piece of art that can enrich life with its beauty.
Living on the Isle of Wight inspires me, and enables me to use ideas from the natural forms I see every day. I particularly love the colour of the sea and the way that light and water combine at sunset. I try and use these motifs in my collections in bronze and silver. I also take my inspiration from the shapes of flowers, the texture of leaves, and from shells.
My aim is to make the wearer of my jewellery feel very special. Hopefully each piece will be timeless and personal.
Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to expand my business and move to Ventnor to open my new shop ‘Ku’. Here, I now have the space to surround my jewellery with stunning pieces of art, ceramics, and textiles in our light and spacious shop. There is also a gallery area below in our large basement, where local artists can exhibit their work.
It is a very exciting time, and new artists are joining Ku every week. With such an abundance of talent on the Island, I hope to bring a wide mixture of unique products to suit every taste..