Artist and jeweler Kat Cole will be in residence in the School of Art next week, March 21 and 22, including a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21 in S150 in the main art building. On Monday afternoon, Cole will demonstrate techniques for enameling on steel at 5pm in the Jewelry & Metals studio at the Thomas Street Art Complex. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. There will be a reception afterwards at 7pm sponsored by the Athens Metals Arts Guild.
Cole is a studio artist in Dallas who received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a Visiting Professor in Metals/Jewelry at Western Michigan University. She was a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Craft Boston, teaches workshops nationally and has exhibited internationally, including Schmuck 2014 and 2015 in Munich, Germany. Cole’s work 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 NewYork City and Houston Museum of Fine Art.