Study IV (purples)

Piece description from the artist

Uniting two traditionally unrelated areas of artistry is one of the main catalysts behind my work. I focus on the exploration and execution of crochet techniques as methods for working with materials and processes associated with metalsmithing, painting, and sculpture. Additionally, I have also utilized crochet imagery in creating paintings and prints. By merging the craft of crochet with these components, I strive to blur the separation of what is considered fine art and craft. This work was created by sifting vitreous enamel through antique and vintage doilies onto steel panels. After each color was sifted, the panels were fired in a kiln to fuse the enamel to the metal.

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About Katie Schutte

Platteville, WI

Katie Schutte was born and raised in Ohio. Her work is the result of combining crochet with various jewelry, painting, and sculpture techniques. As a child, she often saved up to purchase jewelry-making kits and taught herself to crochet in high school. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Kent State University in Crafts, concentrating in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling (2006) and her Master of Fine Art from Miami University in Jewelry Design and Metals (2011). While at Miami, she taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing courses to students from various majors and received several grants and awards. Her work was recently included in the book Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Design, at Art in the Woods on the American Players Theatre grounds, in Art from the Heartland Biennial at the Indianapolis Art Center, in Looks Good on Paper at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, in Envision Arts Magazine Vol. 9, and in Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, among others. She currently lives in the Driftless area of southwest Wisconsin with her husband and a clowder of cats.

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