|Katherine is an expert TV presenter specialising in historic and vintage fashion, British social history and design. Her passion for how we used to live, the social history that surrounds our possessions and the connection between past and present shines in her on screen work. Television credits have included being a team member of BBC 1's "Antiques Roadshow" and a specialist presenter for BBC 2's "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is".
||Few things excite Katherine more than spreading the word about vintage – its value, its social history and its style. Investigating the past and revealing an item's story to an audience is something Katherine is known for. Her first book, "Are You Rich?" traces the collectability and history behind Post-War household design. You can read Katherine's features in Homes and Antiques magazine, The Express, The Times and The Telegraph.
||As an experienced lecturer, noted for her captivating and informative talks, Katherine has entertained a range of audiences from large-scale annual conventions and cruise liner audiences to smaller, more intimate gatherings. In many cases she incorporates handling sessions with vintage pieces to broaden the learning experience.
||Katherine has curated a number of exhibitions, working in partnership with a range of different venues from regional museums like The Lightbox to large-scale antiques event organisers like Olympia. Most recently, Katherine guest curated a world first: "Snap Crackle and Pop: British Pop Art meets the High Street in the Swinging Sixties".
||Clients who have inherited pieces often need discrete advice on the value of their items. Often they look for information on the care of their possessions. Katherine's years of expertise is invaluable here and she can guide a client from initial consultation as to the best way to proceed. She often works with independent conservation specialists to offer a multi-disciplinary approach.