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 my I’d love to hear from you.  I offer a free in-home consultation to brainstorm ideas and work out the best solution for you budget and your space.

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

Katie x