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Kathleen Dustin interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 30.09.2016
Kathleen Dustin interviewed by Klimt02.
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2016
Kathleen Dustin. Necklace: Cubes Necklace, 2015. Polymer, oxidized sterling, 22k gold leaf, iridized glass beads, thread. 6 x 6 x 75 cm. From series: Stella series. Kathleen Dustin
Necklace: Cubes Necklace, 2015
Polymer, oxidized sterling, 22k gold leaf, iridized glass beads, thread
6 x 6 x 75 cm
From series: Stella series
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Intro
My work is based on my life experiences, so it has a certain universal language, but it also makes use of materials that I may find around my house in the woods of New England so it is very local. Some of my work is also very American - primarily in my use of color.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
There are definite trends in studio jewelry and a lot of what I see today follows certain trends, but I do not feel it is being standardized. My work is based on my life experiences, so it has a certain universal language, but it also makes use of materials that I may find around my house in the woods of New England so it is very local. Some of my work is also very American - primarily in my use of color.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Of course, I hope to sell my work and have actually made a living for 30 years doing just that. I don’t make it, however, with public acceptance in mind.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
I also make sculptural handbags.

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
Frank Stella retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York city.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Is Turkey.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Myung Urso.
 
What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
The piece I just finished.

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Metalsmith, Art Jewelry Forum, American Craft Magazine.
 
Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
Yes, I meet my peers at the Fine Craft Shows where I sell my work and we often get together during the shows and discuss our work. I also meet for an afternoon each week with 4 other artists, although not all jewellery artists.
 
What is your first thought when you hear the word Future ? What do you expect for?
Design of the future would continue to emphasize the hand in fine craft, rather than only technology.
 
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