Location

Massachusetts
United States

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. 

Contact Info

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibition Images

6:15

6:15

No it’s not about time. It’s a puzzle, as are the parts! Six parts which can be combined into fifteen different bracelets. A silver puzzle bracelet (two identical parts) I saw online caught my attention, not for its design, but for the possibilities if it could be made from polymer clay. I wanted to pursue the idea that a jewelry form could also be a brain twister, offered the wearer the fun of arranging and choosing the parts, and when not in use, be enjoyed as mini sculptures on their own, to be turned, posed and arranged for visual pleasure. Materials: Cosclay®, a hybrid plastic/rubber polymer clay, polymer clay, pastels, and acrylic markers. The sizes vary, designed to slip over the hand when joined, but adjustable by repositioning them relative to each other.
6:15 View 2

6:15 View 2

6:15 View 3

6:15 View 3

IPCA2016 Horiz

Click the button above and subscribe to our mailing list