Growing up, Katie always had a passion for creating. Drawing, painting, sewing, you name it. After attending Cazenovia College and earning her BFA in fashion design/studio art, she saw firsthand how the industry operated and she wasn't impressed. Out of her desire to bring back quality craftsmanship and ethical production/sourcing she started Hammer and Heart Heirlooms. Making each piece out of her home studio, she hopes to bring about change no matter how small it may be.