About the Artist: Kathryn Corbin
Raised in NYC by artist/designer parents, a professional life as a paintings expert at several auction houses, an interior designer (who along the way married a former museum curator, director, and private art dealer), its no surprise I stayed immersed in what I studied and practiced until I discovered polymer clay and found the medium that let me sculpt with color, paint with texture, add and subtract at will, and explore widely, if not wildly! I've often said that these characteristics are what sets polymer clay apart from all other media, and the pieces I've submitted here are my most recent experiments with the concept of modular, sculptural bracelet components. I admit that I like to surprise, am bored by the expected, and success, for me, is always going to be when I can say, "yes, that works". I'm also rather adamant that despite pursuing the unexpected, nothing ever really works unless it follows fundamental design principles because, as I have observed all my life, technique is just technical without them. I think this is where "voice" is found, as it has been throughout the history of art and design.