About

Hi, I’m Katie

The girl behind the grain

After a 20-year career making TV commercials, I realised I had lost the love of what I was making.

And for a maker the love is everything!

It was time to find a new way to contribute to the world.  In a blind leap of faith, I enrolled in a three-year furniture making course.  Before that day I had never picked up a drill.

I remember my first class – one woman amongst a sea of smelly teenage boys.   At 36 I was ‘the nanna’ in the class.  What was I thinking? But I kept turning up and pretty soon I was hooked.

Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches I make furniture and homeware for design-conscious clients who share my love of modern, simple, minimalist aesthetic.

I invite you to have a look at my portfolio and feel free to see what hand-made products I have in my shop.

If you have a project in mind, I’d love to hear from you so we can work out the best solution for your home and budget.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Girl & Grain and share my journey.

Katie x