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Social Activism Through Art: Jewelry Settings

In this Zoom Event, Kathryn Kelly will share with us her journey from Philadelphia artist, architect, woodworker, and former Fleisher student to Central Saint Martins in London, a mecca for design. She will discuss her motivations and her drive to pursue higher education regardless of challenges along the way. She will showcase her work and her process while discussing sources of inspiration. A question and answer period will follow Kathryn’s presentation.

Kathryn Kelly is a jewelry designer from Pennsylvania whose extensive experience in the fields of architecture and woodworking informs her designs, both aesthetically and technically. The daughter of an architect, woodworker, and ceramicist, she incorporates her own experience in each of these crafts into her jewelry designs which are formally influenced by architectural details as well as methods from furniture making. Her jewelry is created in precious materials using a combination of rapid prototyping, lathe turning, casting, and hand fabrication. Integral to her collections are the landscape of wood presentation bases housing the jewelry for display and giving each piece a second life when not being worn. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Penn State University and her master’s degree in jewelry design from Central Saint Martins in London, from which she graduated in 2019. She is a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association and Ethical Metalsmiths.

This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.