KATHRYN OSGOOD - JEWELER
Kathryn Osgood is a metalsmith, enamellist, jeweler, and former Associate Professor at College of The Albemarle. She received her BA from University of Southern Maine and an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. As a jeweler, Kathryn explores the inherent malleability of metal, forming organic shapes and interpreting natural forms. The elements of her environment, from the pine forests surrounding her studio to the nearby coast of Maine, combine with her interest in the botanical to inspire her jewelry. Metal forming techniques add dimension to her work, while vitreous enamels add color and texture.
Kathryn’s work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, Gregg Museum, Racine Art Museum, and The Enamel Arts Foundation. Publications include The Art of Enameling, 500 Necklaces, The Art of Jewelry: Wood, Contemporary Enameling: Art and Techniques, Steel Wire Jewelry, The Art of Fine Enameling, and Metalsmith magazine.