CAT BATES is a jewelry designer living and working in Portland, Maine. His work is conceptually inspired by human identity: our technological advancements, the complexity of our social interactions and, most importantly, our animal existence. The majority of Cat’s work is hand-carved in wax and then cast in either bronze or silver. 
His necklaces and bracelets are strung on industrial strength waxed nylon to reinforce the constant evolution of the piece with its wearer.