About the Artist
Kate Kaplan has been making jewelry for ten years. She
has a fresh and unique perspective. Kate has attended William Holland Lapidary
School for the last nine summers. There she studied wire wrapping, chain
making, lampwork bead making, cold connections, glass fusing, and enameling. Her new work is
primarily in copper with enameling and cold connections and dichroic glass.
Kate’s work tends towards the whimsical. She combines different techniques in her pieces and frequently uses asymmetry and contrasting colors. She has shown her work in many different shows, winning first place at Inspire! Ballantyne, and Spring into Arts Concord, second place at Art on Main in Ft. Mill, and an honorable mention at a juried show at Mint Hill Arts. She displays her work at the Mint Hill Arts gallery at 11205 Lawyers Rd., Mint Hill NC, D Plus Boutique, 3913 Providence Rd., Waxhaw, NC and at the Temple Beth El gift shop, 5101 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28226. Recently, her jewelry has been selected to accessorize the one of a kind hand made dresses by Alice Andrews Designs. Kate does home parties providing a fun activity for a girl's night out.
Kate was formerly the treasurer of Mint Hill Arts, and is a past volunteer coordinator of the Charlotte Art League where she exhibited and sold her jewelry. She lives in Matthews, NC with her daughter, Kayla, son Josh, and husband Alan, who designed this site and is a great Artist Support Spouse.
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