Katherine Wright is an accomplished auctioneer and specialist valuer with many years experience.
From an early age Katherine was inspired by the world of art and antiques and always wanted to make a career in this field. Katherine studied History of Art at the University of St Andrews, with a particular interest in architecture and furniture design. She went on to complete a Masters at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, focusing on 19th century British and French painting.
Katherine joins the Lyon & Turnbull team after over 15 years with Bonhams auctioneers in both London and Edinburgh, where she progressed to become Head of Ceramics & Glass. With a main specialist focus on British, Scottish, Continental and Decorative Arts ceramics and glass Katherine also developed a breadth of experience working as cataloguer and valuer in the Furniture & Works of Art, Silver & Jewellery and Decorative Arts departments.
Katherine takes great pleasure in her work as it is endlessly interesting and there are always new things to see and learn. She has enjoyed meeting the wide variety of people that her job brings her into contact with, from charity shop treasure hunters, to museum professionals and private collectors with incredible knowledge and passion. She has been the auctioneer at numerous high profile charity events, and has presented antiques talks and quizzes for various organisations.