Biography Awards & Honors
Though I’ve been working with metals before 1999, my primary focus during this decade has been the fabrication of art jewelry and small metal sculpture. My forte is designing jewelry in sterling silver with semi-precious and precious stones to create unique, functional art work that excites and dazzles collectors. I also work in gold and semi-precious metals and work on commission. I also repair jewelry and restore antique metal art and jewelry.
Using some of my studies and skills in Psychology and Photography, I approach metals as a scientist, researching and documenting the impact of Metalsmithing processes; this experience enables me to see the finished product before the final work is complete (just as I saw the final pictures through the lens of the camera before the negatives were developed).
Translating my life into the metal form has given birth to more than one collection of artwork; each piece of art embodies either a concept, passion, memory, thought or experience of my life-each has a unique, individual meaning. The Transformed (fold form style) collection is most widely known.
My inspiration for this sought out line of work was to incorporate the free flowing nature of fabric into the metal, successfully creating works that reveal an intentional, non-symmetric and tensionless rhythm. My Ribbon bracelet looks like ribbon elegantly dancing around the wrist. Select art work from my Transformed collection of jewelry has been represented at the High Museum Gift Store, the Pensacola Museum store and Topaz Gallery.
Currently, I am teaching jewelry and metalsmithing classes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Midtown, Atlanta. My studio is located in Decatur.
To commission artwork, to browse artwork available for collecting or media inquiries, please email me at Cat@JewelryAndMetalsmithing.com.
2011-2013: The High Museum Gift Store
2013- present: The Pensacola Museum of Art Gift Store
Best of Show: Buckhead Arts and Crafts Festival 2014
First Place: Fayette Fine Art Festival 2014
2nd Place (2012) & Award of Honor (2013): Pensacola Museum Show
First place (2011), 2nd Place (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013), 3rd Place (2011, 2012):Georgia National Fair
Honorable Mention/Merit Awards: Piccolo Spoleto (2013), Sandy Springs (2012), Ga. Natl. Fair (2013 & 2011), Fayette Fine Art Fest. (2013 & 2015), Festival on Ponce (2015)
2007-2011: Topaz Gallery, Buckhead/Atlanta
2012-2013 Objet d'art Gallery, Norcross
2013 Vargas Gallery, Norcross
(updated on 22 July 2015)