Black Swamp is a line of naturally inspired jewelry by designer and maker Katie Thompson in Eutawville, SC. 

Using fine hardwoods and other high quality materials, each piece is an original design crafted in the very swamps the line is named for just outside of Charleston, SC. Inspired by the classic and natural beauty of wood combined with metal and other materials, Katie conceptualized Black Swamp as result of efforts to recycle wood shavings made during the furniture making process in her and her husband's wood shop. 

Katie is also one half of Joseph Thompson Woodworks where she designs furniture with her husband, acclaimed furniture maker Joseph Thompson. Their designs have been shown in museums and fine art exhibitions around the United States. 

Katie holds a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston and has previously worked with the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, MOJA Festival, and interned with Redux Contemporary Arts Center in Charleston, SC.

You can see more of Katie's work at jwtwoodworks.com and at ktthompson.com.

View Katie's Cistern Oak Collection for the College of Charleston Alumni Association here.