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Kathleen Nowak Tucci

" I feel strongly influenced by Art Deco furniture, architecture and fashion."

Jewelry artist Kathleen Nowak Tucci creates her pieces using recycled rubber from used bicycle inner tubes. Influenced by Art Deco design, the artist juxtaposes C and S curves against geometric shapes such as squares, circles, and triangles.

Creating her work in components, the artist begins by making many pre-cut parts. In her studio, strips of inner tube wait to be connected with other shapes--circles, triangles, or flowers. In whatever combinations strike her fancy, the smaller parts all come together to form intricate and striking pieces. Working with the raw material of recycled rubber allows the artist to make dramatic pieces with very little weight.

Kathleen Nowak Tucci's work has been recognized by the high fashion world and has appeared in Marie Claire, Elle Decor, Interior Design, The Linen Magazine and Coastal Lifestyle Magazine. In addition, her designs appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia. The artist participated in the 2011 Smithsonian Craft Show and was recently awarded a Fellowship Grant in Design from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Abstract Paisley Earrings ...
Aluminum & Rubber Jewelry
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 110 - $ 260
Corrugated Dots...
Metal & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 390
Marie Jean Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 480
Lydia Bracelet
Steel & Rubber Bracelet
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 150
Selma Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 280
Madison Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 280
Jessica Bracelet
Steel & Rubber Bracelet
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 220
Bliss Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 260
Betsy Bracelet
Steel & Rubber Bracelet
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 300
Avery Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 240
Jada Necklace
Steel & Rubber Necklace
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 210
Jada Earrings
Steel & Rubber Earrings
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 80
Genevieve Earrings
Silver & Rubber Earrings
by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
$ 90
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
LOOT MAD About Jewelry, NYC, NY, Museum of Arts and Design, 2012
Niche Award Winner-Fashion Jewelry, USA , USA, 2012
Smithsonian Craft2Wear, USA, Washington DC, 2012