Katherine has experimented with all sorts of arts and crafts, from sewing, to crocheting and quilting, to cross stitching, to smocking, to stained glass. She has done papier-mâché ornaments and even attempted acrylic painting! But she never pursued these for very long because She didn't feel any of the mediums truly connected to her artistic self or even expressed her personal creativity. Her artistic self was dormant and waiting to be expressed.
So the search continued until 2007, when she attended an introductory class creating jewelry using fine silver metal clay taught by a local artist. This was an instant love affair! She found her artistic voice. She was hooked, and has never looked back. Working in metals using metal clay or traditional metals has become a passion for her. It is a meditative process that is both compelling and sustaining.
Katherine create's jewelry that is engaging, sophisticated, inviting, well crafted and beautiful. Her hope is that people will enjoy wearing her pieces, and that her jewelry will be something that becomes part of their personality.
Her artistic creativity, long dormant, began to evolve, filling that small void in her completeness! That fundamental need to express ones self using her God given gift or talent is blossomed.
Welcome to KP Designs Handcrafted Jewelry…her creativity, her dreams fulfilled.
Katherine live in Southwest Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country and is a member of Louisiana Craft Guild http://www.louisianacrafts.org/ as well as a member of Craftsmens Guild of Mississippi. She is a PMC Certified Instructor through both PMC Connection as well as through Rio Rewards. In 2012 she became a designated Certification Instructor through PMC Connection for Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications. She teaches general classes from beginner to advanced and certification classes, in her home studio in Lafayette, LA as well as at the New Orleans School of Art and Craft in New Orleans, Louisiana, Baton Rouge Bead Company, in Baton Rouge, LA., and Lake Charles, LA.
She is one of four founding members of the L' esprit du Metal, Louisiana Chapter of the PMC Guild where I serve as Treasurer and Secretary.