Kate Higgins
Melbourne CBD, Victoria
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Member Type:Fellow
Name:Kate Higgins
Business Name:Eli Speaks Jewellery
Services:Handmade Jewellerty and Design. Repairs and remodels of existing jewellery.


About the Artist

Kate has more than 15 years experience in the Jewellery trade, having learnt under some of Melbourne's most reputable handmade Jewellers. Eli Speaks was founded by Kate Higgins in 2014. The Eli Speaks name is inspired by an ancestor of Kate's called Eli Higgins. Eli's existence during the late 1800's is recorded in the barest form; a curious karmic poem written about his lack of speech and a father’s regret. Thought to be mute, his efforts to communicate to those around him were difficult, until the day his father died, relieving him of his “curse”. "I have been fascinated with Eli's story since I discovered it in a family history book as a teenager. Through creating precious objects, I feel an affinity with his efforts to communicate. Words are not the sole carriers of meaning, precious sentimental objects can convey more meaning and history, than mere words. I aim to create future heirlooms for my clients, to provide a vessel for their own feelings, history, and values.”