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 2006 and her Master of Fine Art from Miami University in 2011. While at Miami, she taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing courses to students from various majors and received several grants and awards. She has shown work in exhibitions organized by the Enamelist Society, the Ohio Craft Museum, and the Rock Island Art Guild, among others. Her work was recently included in Envision Arts’ digital exhibition Art in Isolation: A Contemporary Collective, in the book Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Design, in the 2021 DuMA Biennial at the Dubuque Museum of Art, and in the 2022 Art in the Woods at American Players Theatre. She currently lives in the Driftless area of southwest Wisconsin with her husband and a collection of cats.