Ochre Objects was founded by designer Cynthia Horrigan. Cynthia studied fine art at Pratt Institute where she took her first jewelry and metalsmithing class as a sculpture credit. Immediately after being introduced to metalwork, she fell hard for the craft. After graduating, she worked for a number of independent designers in all facets of the industry, before designing her own collection in 2014.

Her work is rooted in her fascination with art and architectural history, vintage jewelry, mid century design, traditional craft, and modernist art. Cynthia believes jewelry is a form of storytelling and sees her work as way to connect to our personal histories. All of the prototypes for Ochre Objects pieces are created by her own two hands. Subtle imperfection is an important element in her work both aesthetically and conceptually.