A Durham native and Duke graduate, Catharine began making jewelry in 1971 while living in Berkeley, California. Influenced by the classics of Art Nouveaux, Art Deco and Victorian jewelry, her work invokes her love of nature and flowers. Upon leaving California, Catharine returned to North Carolina and opened Callaway Jewelry in downtown Hillsborough. In business for well over 20 years, she recently retired from running a retail shop.