Bridget Catchpole lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. She received her jewellery training at the Vancouver Jewellery Art and Design Program and has a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University, Montreal. From empty beauty product packaging to plastic remnants collected
along the Pacific Northwest Coast, Catchpole incorporates castoff materials affording them equal value to traditional gemstones. Currently, her work looks at patterns of plastic waste from throwaway culture and how it has become a pervasive presence in the natural
environment. These self-harvested materials become a departure point for broader topics, tracing back to a partiality involving worth and waste, blurring notions of what is precious, valuable and lasting.