Katherine Belsey is a designer, writer, gardener, maker and amateur chemist. She has worked for secretive Swiss banks and the equally secretive filmmaker Woody Allen. She used to forge her own tools, make art films with time lapse photography of rotting fruit, and blow glass. She kept all her stained glassmaking tools. She used to edit wedding videos and years ago, in high school, she wore a frilly white blouse and waited tables at a Mexican restaurant in Geneva, Switzerland. She still designs and builds furniture, pop-up cards, clothes, costumes or whatever she happens to need at the time. Lipstick, all-purpose cleaner for her kitchen counter, or hand cream with fresh herbs. She hates following recipes so she makes them up instead, then writes about it. She’s collecting these for a book called Make Anything: a handbook for saving money, living green and having fun with trash but many are already published in ebooks edited by Her designs have been featured on ABC News, in Green Lighting, published by McGraw-Hill in 2010, and in PlyDesign, 73 distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood published by Storey Publishing in 2012.

She went to Brown University for her bachelor of arts (in creative writing but with lots of classes at the neighboring Rhode Island School of Design), followed by the DAVI graduate film school in Switzerland… Husband, two kids (boys) in Brooklyn, NY… dog (beagle)… No car, hates driving.

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