Kat Cole

"I am inspired by the places I have lived. I look to the landscapes, architecture, industrial factories, and domestic spaces of my personal history--a total of eight states--to find forms, colors, textures, and materials to include in my work. For me, this creates a direct connection between art objects and the places I have called home. "

Kat Cole is a jeweler and a sculptor. The references to industrial forms, architecture, cartography, and landscape are all subtly present in her work. Cole seeks a connection to the places she has lived and uses her creative studio practice as a tool. Each piece is an insight into the journey to find "home."

Steel and enamel and used prominently in Kat Cole's work. Using steel in jewelry allows the work to be both light and durable. The technique of fusing finely ground glass (also called enamel) onto the surface of the metal using a 1400 degree temperature kiln gives the work a unique surface color and texture.

Kat Cole received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Virgina Commonwealth University and a master's degree with a focus in metals and jewelry from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

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Double Tube Earrings by Kat Cole (Steel & Enamel Earrings)
Double Tube Earrings
Steel & Enamel Earrings

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Pile Outline Pendant Necklace
Steel & Enamel Necklace

$ 350
Oval Pendant Necklace
Steel & Enamel Necklace

$ 130
Industrial Color Brooch
Steel & Enamel Brooch

$ 280
Multiple Box Necklace in Blues
Steel & Enamel Necklace

$ 1,100
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X Marks Earrings by Kat Cole (Steel & Enamel Earrings)
X Marks Earrings
Steel & Enamel Earrings

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Boundary Line Earrings by Kat Cole (Steel & Enamel Earrings)
Boundary Line Earrings
Steel & Enamel Earrings

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Folded Pendant Necklace
Steel & Enamel Necklace

$ 210
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Structure Brooch by Kat Cole (Steel & Enamel Brooch)
Structure Brooch
Steel & Enamel Brooch

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Boundary Lines Dangle Earrings
Steel & Enamel Earrings

$ 170
Big Ovals Earrings
Steel & Enamel Earrings

$ 180
Multiple Box Pendant Necklace
Steel & Enamel Necklace

$ 550
X Marks Oval Earrings
Enameled Earrings

$ 180
Open Ovals
Enameled Earrings

$ 110
X Studs
Enameled Earrings

$ 110
Oval Dip Earrings
Enameled Earrings

$ 95
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Detritus, Houston, TX, USA, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2014
Schmuck Contemporary Jewelry Exhibiton, Munich, Germany , Handwerk Expo, 2014
Wear it or Not, New York, NY, Museum of Arts and Design, 2013
Alchemy2 International Juried Enamel Exhibition- Best in Show, Covington, KY, USA, Carniege Art Center, 2013
Collections
Best in Show Purchase Award, Maria V. Howard Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC USA, 2010
Perment Collection, Rotasa Foundation , San Francisco, CA USA, 2013
Perment Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2012
Coorporate Collection , Fidelity Bank Collection, Durham, NC USA, 2013