Def. of natty: smart, stylish and fashionable; well designed; clever.
Natalie is Melbourne born & bred, growing up in Thornbury and now residing on Victoria's spectacular Surf Coast.
Having spent more than 15 years in the fashion industry as a designer, pattern maker and production coordinator, she turned her attention to the hands-on art of silversmithing just over 10 years ago, with her first self-taught project, A Skulk of Foxes.
This was time well spent; fine tuning a creative process characterised by continually crossing boundaries between traditional and modern techniques.
Natty Stone is inspired by the bold and striking angles found within the Brutalist Architecture movement, juxtaposed with simple forms found in the natural world; minimalistic in appearance. True to this aesthetic, her work is enhanced by raw textures and stones that usually serve more industrial purposes.