An award-winning Royal College of Art trained designer with a background in jewellery design and contemporary silver, manufacturing and the luxury sector, highlights include managing the production of a jewellery collection for architect Nigel Coates’ Millennium Dome Body Zone and she has also designed work for Dior, Paul Smith and Liberty at Tateosisan London and consulted for Vivienne Westwood amongst others.

Karin Paynter trained at Kent Institute of Art and Design under the tutelage of silversmiths Norman Bassant, Ian Calvert and Andy Putland and design with Bob May and went on to the Royal College of Art in 1998 where she specialised in CADCAM and design.