About the Artist
My jewelry translates through the art of my craft a lifetime love of the natural world and its nuances into artisan jewelry referencing the beauty of nature , through the lenses of culture and history. These art pieces are meant to engage the wearer with the environment, inspire personal meaning, decorate the body as a reflection of health and beauty, increasing the wearer’s strength and vitality, to help, to heal and to entertain. My jewelry supplies the wearer with energy for their own delight.
I hope that my love of the material translates in my metal work. I love the fact that I am working with elements such as minerals and fire and that it moves and bends and transforms sometimes from solid to liquid and that there is always an element of risk. My art is medium specific, identified with metal and metalsmithing and made by hand.
Kathleen Carricaburu has a BFA from the University of Utah in painting and drawing and graphic design and received an MFA in metal smithing/jewelry from New Mexico State University.