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Clouds and Ladders

Artist: Kate Joseph

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Work: Kate Joseph, the designer and maker of Clouds and Ladders jewelry, is inspired by the history of art, craft, and design. Each piece of jewelry is a piece of art you can wear, and as such is found in museum stores such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. You can shop one-of-kinds, customizable designs, and limited editions on

About: Clouds and Ladders jewelry is designed and made by hand by Kate Joseph in her studio in a redwood forest north of San Francisco. Kate has a background in painting and sculpture, but chose to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist with jewelry design as a hobby. However, fate had a different plan – an employee of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art spotted her jewelry at a handcrafted goods market in San Francisco in 2018. Soon after the museum’s store started carrying her work, Kate began to concentrate on Clouds and Ladders full time. Her designs are distinctive, versatile, and lightweight – and each is a tiny work of art you can wear.


Contact: You’re invited to follow along as Kate’s story unfolds on Instagram @cloudsandladders

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2540 Barrett Avenue
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