Artist / Metalsmith / Jeweler / Crocheter
Katie Schutte was born and raised in Ohio. Her work is the result of combining crochet with various jewelry, painting, and sculpture techniques. As a child, she often saved up to purchase jewelry-making kits and taught herself to crochet in high school. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Kent State University in Crafts, concentrating in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling (2006) and her Master of Fine Art from Miami University in Jewelry Design and Metals (2011). While at Miami, she taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing courses to students from various majors and received several grants and awards. Her work was recently included in the book Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Design, at Art in the Woods on the American Players Theatre grounds, in Art from the Heartland Biennial at the Indianapolis Art Center, in Looks Good on Paper at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, in Envision Arts Magazine Vol. 9, and in Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, among others. Her most recent solo exhibition, Distorted Recollections: Paper, Paint, and Fiber Works at the Dubuque Museum of Art, features a selection of indoor as well as outdoor work. She currently lives in the Driftless area of southwest Wisconsin with her husband and a clowder of cats.