Katerina Ioannidis was born in Salonica - Thessaloniki-Greece.
She studied Drawing at the School of Fine Arts at Aristotle University and at the University of Barcelona. She completed her postgraduate studies in Printmaking at University of the Arts London - Camberwell College of Arts (M.APrintmaking).
She has presented her work in many exhibitions in Greece, Spain, Great Britain and the U.S.A. In 1998 she participated in the Biennale of Young Artists at Lancaster, England. In the same year she was presented with the “Sir Jonathan Clarke Award” for printmaking.
Her works are exhibited in collections of the Corcoran Gallery (U.S.A.) and the London Institute as well as in many private collections in Greece, Spain, Great Britain and the U.S.A. From 1992 she has been designing and creating jewellery which is distributed to discerning contemporary jewellery galleries, leading concept stores and national museums. In 2006, during the international project "Lacoste Project 12.12."Katerina designed a golden brooch for Lacoste called "golden croc ".
Her work can be identiﬁed as ‘studio craft’ demonstrating a conscious subversion of the materials and techniques used in traditional goldsmith. She uses gold, silver, precious and semiprecious stones in combination with everyday objects such as nylon ﬁbres, feathers and silk threads.
Every item is the result of research and contemporary designing bearing references to ethnography inspired by Greek folk art as well as other nations’ heritage. Handcrafted objects painstakingly executed in limited edition.
These are elements that render her designs unique, timeless and precious.