Kathryn Bowman Studio LLC
About The Artist
Kathryn Bowman • St. Charles, MO
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Painting, drawing, and making has always consumed me. My day job was Flight Attendant. Beadweaving traveled well providing a much-needed creative outlet. At a point, I felt my work needed original metal findings, so I squeezed in metalsmithing classes. Learning the vastness of metalsmithing, I focused on what will complement my beadweaving. Now my work focuses on floral imagery to remind wearers and viewers of our connection to nature, and our need for conscientious stewardship of our plant.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Most of the time I start with a sketch, but sometimes it is mere glint of a color. Color is a driving force in every creation. From the original color spark, I bring in other colors until the composition makes sense to me. Now I use colored pencils and I ask myself most of the questions and resolve how large a piece will be, shape, necklace, bracelet, or possibly a brooch. Next, I sit down with the materials and slowly start putting it all together. It’s a process that cannot be rushed.