Catherine Weitzman draws her inspiration from her innate sense of organic style, her love and respect for the ocean, and her extensive world travels. She's had the good fortune to study first hand with traditional artisans from many parts of the world. In addition to apprenticing with metalsmiths at the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, this group of mentors includes silversmiths of the Sahara, bamboo whittlers from Indonesia, and creators of precious metal clay in Tokyo. Drawing from each of these experiences, Catherine developed her own unique process and production style. She designs much of her work with her husband, Scott Diamond, and collaborates with an extremely gifted handmade production team in their California and Hawaii studios.