Cat Bates' workshop is located on the 4th floor of an old mill building in Westbrook, about 20 minutes from downtown Portland. He makes this work from scratch, designing virtually every element of every piece. Cat uses a variety of metalworking and fiber working techniques to create his nautical inspired pieces. These pieces are meant to be worn everyday and will grow more beautiful over time as the various materials patina. As a designer Cat aims for subtlety, durability, and comfort.