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Kat Cole

Kat Cole is renowned for her work in steel and porcelain enamel, both materials predominately used industry, but on the small scale of the body.  The combination allows her to create unique and lightweight forms with distinctive surfaces and colors.

Cole received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is co-founder of the online and pop-up project Jewelry Edition, served on the Board of Directors for Society for North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) 2015-2021, and coordinated SNAG’s first virtual conference in 2021. Kat Cole’s work is internationally recognized and exhibited and has been published in Lark Books’ 500 Enameled Objects, Schiffer Publishing’s Art Jewelry Today 3, Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament, American Craft and Art Jewelry Magazine. Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Racine Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Enamel Foundation and Houston Museum of Fine Art. 

Kat finds meaning through the observance and intimate awareness of the places she inhabits. With each geographic change, Kat has become more attuned to the natural and man-made attributes that make a location unique.  She looks to the built environment for the formal qualities of her work: materials, forms, color and surface quality. The steel and concrete structures that surround us are evidence of human inhabitants- past and present.   Monumental structures are interpreted into the intimate scale of jewelry and are completed when worn on the landscape of the body. 

 

 

 


Classes Taught By Kat Cole:
Enameling on Steel for Jewelry with Kat Cole

Kat Cole