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Kathleen Dustin

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Published: 17.11.2016

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The new pieces were shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. She is working in alternative materials such as Polymer Clay. 
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Laura Brooch #3, 2016. Colored polymer, oxidized sterling. Photo by: Charley Freiberg. From series: Pins on Paintings. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Laura Brooch #3, 2016
Colored polymer, oxidized sterling
Photo by: Charley Freiberg
From series: Pins on Paintings
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Laura Brooch #8, 2016. Colored polymer, oxidized sterling, imbedded 22k gold leaf. Photo by: Charley Freiberg. From series: Pins on Paintings. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Laura Brooch #8, 2016
Colored polymer, oxidized sterling, imbedded 22k gold leaf
Photo by: Charley Freiberg
From series: Pins on Paintings
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Montreal Brooch, 2016. Colored polymer, imbedded 22k gold leaf. Photo by: Charley Freiberg. From series: Pins on Paintings. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Montreal Brooch, 2016
Colored polymer, imbedded 22k gold leaf
Photo by: Charley Freiberg
From series: Pins on Paintings
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Orange Ball Pin, 2016. Colored polymer, wood, thread, oxidized sterling, 22k gold leaf. Photo by: Kathleen Dustin. From series: Pins on Paintings. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Orange Ball Pin, 2016
Colored polymer, wood, thread, oxidized sterling, 22k gold leaf
Photo by: Kathleen Dustin
From series: Pins on Paintings
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Kathleen Dustin. Object: Composition of Brooches, 2016. Mixed media. 130 x 130 cm. Photo by: Charley Freiberg. From series: Pins On Paintings. Painting with 7 brooches attached. Kathleen Dustin
Object: Composition of Brooches, 2016
Mixed media
130 x 130 cm
Photo by: Charley Freiberg
From series: Pins On Paintings
Painting with 7 brooches attached
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Stella Brooch 02, 2016. Layered polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf. 11 x 11 x 3 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Stella Brooch 02, 2016
Layered polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf
11 x 11 x 3 cm
From series: Stella Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Stella Brooch 12, 2016. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf. 13 x 7 x 3 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Stella Brooch 12, 2016
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf
13 x 7 x 3 cm
From series: Stella Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Neckpiece: Fragments of Stella Neckpiece, 2014. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, steel cable, 22k gold leaf, boar bristle. 30 x 30 x 3 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Neckpiece: Fragments of Stella Neckpiece, 2014
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, steel cable, 22k gold leaf, boar bristle
30 x 30 x 3 cm
From series: Stella Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Beyond Stella Brooch, 2016. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver. 10 x 12 x 4 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Beyond Stella Brooch, 2016
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver
10 x 12 x 4 cm
From series: Stella Series
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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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Kathleen Dustin. Necklace: Stella Brooch 03, 2016. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver. 15 x 11 x 3 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Necklace: Stella Brooch 03, 2016
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver
15 x 11 x 3 cm
From series: Stella Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Stella Brooch 05, 2016. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver. 15 x 11 x 4 cm. From series: Stella Series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Stella Brooch 05, 2016
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver
15 x 11 x 4 cm
From series: Stella Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Urban Ethnic Brooch, 2014. Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf. 14 x 10 x 3 cm. From series: Urban series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Urban Ethnic Brooch, 2014
Polymer, oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold leaf
14 x 10 x 3 cm
From series: Urban series
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Kathleen Dustin. Brooch: Travelers Brooch, 2016. Polymer, wood, quartz, oxidized sterling silver. 7 x 9 x 2 cm. From series: Urban Woodlands Series. Kathleen Dustin
Brooch: Travelers Brooch, 2016
Polymer, wood, quartz, oxidized sterling silver
7 x 9 x 2 cm
From series: Urban Woodlands Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Neckpiece: WoodStone Neckpiece, 2014. Wood, polymer, steel cable, oxidized sterling silver. 12 x 3 x 45 cm. From series: Urban Woodlands Series. Kathleen Dustin
Neckpiece: WoodStone Neckpiece, 2014
Wood, polymer, steel cable, oxidized sterling silver
12 x 3 x 45 cm
From series: Urban Woodlands Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Neckpiece: Forest Walk Neckpiece, 2016. Wood, oxidized sterling silver, steel cable, rubber tubing. 10 x 2 x 60 cm. From series: Urban Woodlands Series. Kathleen Dustin
Neckpiece: Forest Walk Neckpiece, 2016
Wood, oxidized sterling silver, steel cable, rubber tubing
10 x 2 x 60 cm
From series: Urban Woodlands Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Wood, polymer, oxidized sterling silver. 10 x 2 x 45 cm. From series: Urban Woodlands Series. Kathleen Dustin
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Wood, polymer, oxidized sterling silver
10 x 2 x 45 cm
From series: Urban Woodlands Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Necklace: Trail Mark Necklace, 2016. Wood, oxidized sterling silver beads, steel cable, thread. 10 x  10 x  70 cm. From series: Urban Woodlands Series. Kathleen Dustin
Necklace: Trail Mark Necklace, 2016
Wood, oxidized sterling silver beads, steel cable, thread
10 x 10 x 70 cm
From series: Urban Woodlands Series
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Kathleen Dustin. Neckpiece: Winter Birch Neckpiece, 2013. Polymer, sterling silver, fine silver, steel cable. 15 x 2 x 45 cm. From series: Winter series. Kathleen Dustin
Neckpiece: Winter Birch Neckpiece, 2013
Polymer, sterling silver, fine silver, steel cable
15 x 2 x 45 cm
From series: Winter series
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Kathleen Dustin. Neckpiece: Birch Spiral Neckpiece, 2013. Polymer, steel cable, rubber tubing, magnet clasp. 15 x 2 x 40 cm. From series: Winter series. Kathleen Dustin
Neckpiece: Birch Spiral Neckpiece, 2013
Polymer, steel cable, rubber tubing, magnet clasp
15 x 2 x 40 cm
From series: Winter series
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Intro
Studio artist, has work in permanent collections of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, Racine Art Museum, Mengei International Museum of San Diego, California, Tassenmuseum, Amsterdam.
 

Statement

Life is my source - living overseas in exotic countries, a parent with Alzheimers, a log cabin in the woods, a ruptured brain aneurysm, art museums, grandchildren, the death of a nephew, good friends. I work in many alternative materials, but primarily polymer clay – that humble colorful children’s modeling clay I picked up 30+ years ago when my daughter was young. It has become an incredibly versatile material for me and is perfect for large statement jewelry. What interests me is juxtaposing polymer with different materials, surface techniques, and sculpting on different planes within each piece.

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2016:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016  Klimt02 Members at the Contemporary Craft Show in Philadelphia.

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Book:  The Art of the Handbag: Crazy Beautiful Bags. Claire Anthony.  Race Point Publishing:  2013
New York
Book:  Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Rachel Carren, Bruce W. Pepich & Lena Vigna.  Racine Art Museum:  2011
Racine, Wisconsin, USA, 2011, pp. 58-67.
Magazine:  “Polymer Clay: A Modern Medium Comes of Age,” Ornament. Jill A. DeDominicis.  2011
Vol. 34:4 2011, pp. 38 – 45
Magazine:  “How Polymer Hit The Big Time,” American Craft magazine. Monica Moses.  2011
October/November 2011, pp. 54 – 61
Book:  Masters: Polymer Clay. Rachel Carren.  Lark Crafts:  New York,  2011
pp. 8-15
Book:  100 Artists Of New England. E. Ashley Rooney.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd:  Atglen, Pennsylvania,  2010
pp. 176-177
Book:  The History of Beads: 100,000 BC to the Present. Lois Sherr Dubin.  Abrams:  New York,  2009
p. 342.
Book:  Holding Color In My Hands. Connie Donaldson.  Polymercafe:  2008
pp. 14-21.
Book:  The Timeless Art of Crafts: The Smithsonian Craft Show 2000. Diane M. Bolz.  Smithsonian:  2000
pp. 86-96
Book:  Kathleen Dustin: A Polymer Clay Pioneer. J. Tol Broome.  2000
The Crafts Report, pp. 20-23.
 
Catalogue:  17th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. 1999
Promotional poster and cover image of program
Newspaper:  Designing Women. Clifford Pugh.  Houston Chronicle:  1999
Sunday, May 9, 1999
Magazine:  New Challenges: Polymer Artists Work Precious Metal Clay. Robert K. Liu.  Ornament:  1997
Magazine:  Kathleen Dustin: The Journey Within. Carolyn Benesh.  Ornament:  1997
(cover article)
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