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Kathleen Lynagh House creates fine jewelry that embodies her love of design, creativity and fine craftsmanship.

  1. A native of Philadelphia, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Arcadia University. For several years she worked for the Hillier Group, a highly respected architectural firm, as Senior Graphic Designer and Associate. While working for the Hillier Group, she was selected to attend a unique program offered by the Yale School of Design, in Brissago, Switzerland, where she studied sculpture, graphic design, and photography.

In 1990 she took a sabbatical from her graphic design career and followed her dream to live in Florence. It was there she began her formal training in jewelry design. She attended the Studio Art Center International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. And upon returning to the United States she continued her jewelry studies at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. In 1991, she made the cross country journey to live and work in San Francisco. It was here that she worked under a master goldsmith learning many skills and tools of the trade.

In 1995, inspired by her client’s enthusiasm for her designs, she launched her own jewelry design business and continues to hand make all her own pieces. She has three collections SYMBOLS: 5 Universal Charms,  a wedding line Bella Flora and the Classics: Bracelets & Necklaces.

Artist Statement

“All through the ages jewelry has been an ever-present element in our lives. It is a timeless art form that is worn to adorn and commemorate life. It is my pleasure to create designs that will become part of people's lives and continue these creative traditions.”

What makes my jewelry different?

In creating my designs I became aware of my materials and where they come from.... the earth. In keeping with my personal beliefs of doing one's best to conserve nature, I have added the use of 100% reclaimed Sterling Silver to all of my cast pieces.

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Shows & Exhibits:

Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts & Science - October-March 2016

Trunk Show: Pauma Valley Country Club - October 25, 2014

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival  - October 2011-16

The Trunk Show: San Diego - 2012-14

Trunk Show: Pauma Valley Country Club 2012-16

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival  - 2012-16

Accessorie Circuit Show - New York - 2012

Niche: The Show - Las Vegas - 2011

The Trunk Show: San Diego - 2011

Trunk Show: Studio Seven Arts Pleasanton, CA September - 2011

Mingei International Museum: San Diego  January - 2011

Niche: The Show - Las Vegas - 2010

The Trunk Show: San Diego - 2010

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival - 2010

“Affaire in the Gardens” - Beverly Hills  May - 2010 

The Trunk Show: San Diego -  2009

Thread LA - 2008

Thread San Diego - 2008

The Pearl Show - Taboo Studio May 2008

John Michael Kolher Arts Center - One and Only 2005-08

“Affaire in the Gardens” - Beverly Hills May 2008

Couture Jewelry Award Show - New York 2007

“Affaire in the Gardens” - Beverly Hills  1998-2005 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 1998 & 2002

New York International Gift Show, 1997-2001

JCK Jewelry Show, Las Vegas, 1999

Contemporary Crafts Market, 1999

The American Craft Council Show, Charlotte, NC, 1998

Art Rider Show, New York, NY, 1998

The American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, 1997

The Buyers Market of American Craft Show, 1996 & 1997