Katya has been the designer of cultural, historical, and spiritual amulets, jewelry, and other ritual objects since graduating from the Design Department in Metalsmithing from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970.
She has been a craftswoman and symbolist in a traditional sense as well as reinventing the profession appropriate to our times. The act of visionary creation has been the focus of her career, personal life, and community service. Her work has been described as having the affect of giving a kiss to the soul of those who wear it!
Born at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, California in 1947, she stayed in the area to home-birth and raise her finest creations Abraham in 1976 and Yasha in 1977. In 1995 the mountains surrounding Santa Fe, New Mexico called her to the next phase of life. Her new creations are evolving into the written word and moving pictures.