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Kate Furman

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Published: 11.07.2019

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4 new necklaces evoke the place where the material was found and what the artist was doing there.
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Crumpling, 2019. Wood, sterling silver.. 30 x 8 x 56 cm. Photo by: Eli Warren. Kate Furman
Necklace: Crumpling, 2019
Wood, sterling silver.
30 x 8 x 56 cm
Photo by: Eli Warren
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Petrified, 2019. Bronze. 46 x 5 x 46 cm. Photo by: Eli Warren. Kate Furman
Necklace: Petrified, 2019
Bronze
46 x 5 x 46 cm
Photo by: Eli Warren
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Decay, 2019. Wood, bronze.. 30 x 8 x 56 cm. Photo by: Eli Warren. Kate Furman
Necklace: Decay, 2019
Wood, bronze.
30 x 8 x 56 cm
Photo by: Eli Warren
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Moss, 2019. Wood, brass, silk.. 25 x 5 x 56 cm. Photo by: Eli Warren. Kate Furman
Necklace: Moss, 2019
Wood, brass, silk.
25 x 5 x 56 cm
Photo by: Eli Warren
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Image from the collaborative exhibition "The Lines Within" May 2016, Greenville, SC, USA..
Image from the collaborative exhibition "The Lines Within" May 2016, Greenville, SC, USA.

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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Memoir, 2015. Wood, copper, brass, steel. 36.8 x 25.4 x 7.6 cm. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Memoir, 2015
Wood, copper, brass, steel
36.8 x 25.4 x 7.6 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Stumps, 2015. Wood, brass, suede. 53.3 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Stumps, 2015
Wood, brass, suede
53.3 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Pin, 2015. Wood, brass, silk. 45.7 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Pin, 2015
Wood, brass, silk
45.7 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Flow, 2015. Wood, brass, cotton. 35.6 x 10.2 x 3.8 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Flow, 2015
Wood, brass, cotton
35.6 x 10.2 x 3.8 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Season, 2015. Wood, brass, copper, cotton. 41.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Season, 2015
Wood, brass, copper, cotton
41.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Bough, 2015. Wood, copper, brass, steel, sterling silver. 45.7 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Bough, 2015
Wood, copper, brass, steel, sterling silver
45.7 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Timber, 2015. Wood, brass, silk. 86.4 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Timber, 2015
Wood, brass, silk
86.4 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Arbor, 2015. Wood, brass, suede. 30.5 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm. Kate Furman
Necklace: Arbor, 2015
Wood, brass, suede
30.5 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Arbor, 2015. Wood, brass, suede. 30.5 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm. Back view. Kate Furman
Necklace: Arbor, 2015
Wood, brass, suede
30.5 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm

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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Knot, 2015. Wood, brass, steel. 8.9 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Knot, 2015
Wood, brass, steel
8.9 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Ballast, 2015. Wood, brass, suede. 55.9 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm. Photo by: Eli Warren. Kate Furman
Necklace: Ballast, 2015
Wood, brass, suede
55.9 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm
Photo by: Eli Warren
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Quake, 2015. Wood, brass. 61 x 40.6 x 1.3 cm. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Quake, 2015
Wood, brass
61 x 40.6 x 1.3 cm
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Cobble, 2014. Wood, brass. 14 x 10 x .5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Cobble, 2014
Wood, brass
14 x 10 x .5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Floweret, 2014. Wood, brass. 18 x 12 x .5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Floweret, 2014
Wood, brass
18 x 12 x .5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Hew, 2014. Wood, brass, silk. 8 x 5 x .5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Hew, 2014
Wood, brass, silk
8 x 5 x .5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Ligature, 2014. Wood, suede, brass. 20 x 7 x .5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Ligature, 2014
Wood, suede, brass
20 x 7 x .5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Meld, 2014. Wood, brass. 11 x 7 x 1. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Meld, 2014
Wood, brass
11 x 7 x 1
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Splice, 2014. Wood, brass. 9 x 8 x .5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Splice, 2014
Wood, brass
9 x 8 x .5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Twine, 2014. Wood, brass, copper, steel. 12 x 4 x 4. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Twine, 2014
Wood, brass, copper, steel
12 x 4 x 4
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Twine, 2014. Wood, brass, copper, steel. 12 x 4 x 4. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Twine, 2014
Wood, brass, copper, steel
12 x 4 x 4
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Wilt, 2014. Wood, brass, epoxy resin. 8 in x 3/4 in x 5 in. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Wilt, 2014
Wood, brass, epoxy resin
8 in x 3/4 in x 5 in
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Wilt, 2014. Wood, brass, epoxy resin. 8 in x 3/4 in x 5 in. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Wilt, 2014
Wood, brass, epoxy resin
8 in x 3/4 in x 5 in
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Bonded, 2013. Wood, brass. 8. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Bonded, 2013
Wood, brass
8
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Kate Furman. Brooch: Extended, 2013. Wood, brass, copper, steel, epoxy resin. 7. Kate Furman
Brooch: Extended, 2013
Wood, brass, copper, steel, epoxy resin
7
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: gathering, 2013. Wood, brass, epoxy resin. 7. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: gathering, 2013
Wood, brass, epoxy resin
7
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Stacked, 2013. Wood, copper, steel, epoxy resin. 18. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Stacked, 2013
Wood, copper, steel, epoxy resin
18
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Confluence, 2013. Wood, copper, steel, silk. 21. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Confluence, 2013
Wood, copper, steel, silk
21
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Entangled, 2013. Wood, brass, suede. 12. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Entangled, 2013
Wood, brass, suede
12
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Entangled, 2013. Wood, brass, suede. 12. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Entangled, 2013
Wood, brass, suede
12
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Ensemble, 2013. Wood, steel, suede, epoxy resin. 16.5. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Ensemble, 2013
Wood, steel, suede, epoxy resin
16.5
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Chips, 2013. Wood, brass, silk, epoxy resin. 12. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Chips, 2013
Wood, brass, silk, epoxy resin
12
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Edges, 2013. Wood, silk, epoxy resin. 2. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Edges, 2013
Wood, silk, epoxy resin
2
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Kate Furman. Neckpiece: Reattached, 2013. Wood, brass. 16. Kate Furman
Neckpiece: Reattached, 2013
Wood, brass
16
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Splinters, 2012. Found wood, brass. 32” x 16” x 1”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Splinters, 2012
Found wood, brass
32” x 16” x 1”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Splinters, 2012. Found wood, brass. 32” x 16” x 1”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Splinters, 2012
Found wood, brass
32” x 16” x 1”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Limbs, 2012. Found wood, brass. 12” x 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Limbs, 2012
Found wood, brass
12” x 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Chopped, 2012. Found wood, waxed linen, epoxy resin. Kate Furman
Necklace: Chopped, 2012
Found wood, waxed linen, epoxy resin
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Chopped, 2012. Found wood, waxed linen, epoxy resin. Kate Furman
Necklace: Chopped, 2012
Found wood, waxed linen, epoxy resin
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Fragments, 2012. Found wood, silk, epoxy resin. 14” x 5” x 4”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Fragments, 2012
Found wood, silk, epoxy resin
14” x 5” x 4”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Gravity, 2012. Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy. 20” x 5 1/2” x 2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Gravity, 2012
Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy
20” x 5 1/2” x 2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Gravity, 2012. Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy. 20” x 5 1/2” x 2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Gravity, 2012
Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy
20” x 5 1/2” x 2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Hewn, 2012. Found wood, brass, steel, sterling silver. 15” x 3” x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Hewn, 2012
Found wood, brass, steel, sterling silver
15” x 3” x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Hewn, 2012. Found wood, brass, steel, sterling silver. 15” x 3” x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Hewn, 2012
Found wood, brass, steel, sterling silver
15” x 3” x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Lines, 2012. Found wood, silk, epoxy resin. 14” x 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Lines, 2012
Found wood, silk, epoxy resin
14” x 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Reassembled, 2012. Found wood, steel, suede, epoxy resin. 4 1/2” x 3 “ x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Reassembled, 2012
Found wood, steel, suede, epoxy resin
4 1/2” x 3 “ x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Linked, 2012. Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy resin. 24” x 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Linked, 2012
Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy resin
24” x 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Necklace: Linked, 2012. Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy resin. 24” x 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Kate Furman
Necklace: Linked, 2012
Found wood, steel, brass, silk, epoxy resin
24” x 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Brooch: Reconciled, 2012. Found wood, brass, steel, copper. 12” x 11” x 3 1/2”. Kate Furman
Brooch: Reconciled, 2012
Found wood, brass, steel, copper
12” x 11” x 3 1/2”
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Kate Furman. Brooch: Reconciled, 2012. Found wood, brass, steel, copper. 12” x 11” x 3 1/2”. Kate Furman
Brooch: Reconciled, 2012
Found wood, brass, steel, copper
12” x 11” x 3 1/2”
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Intro
In 2012, Kate Furman graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island with a Master of Fine Art in Jewelry + Metalsmithing. Kate collects things while is wandering in wilderness, seduced by the cast of flora generously littering the ground beneath my feet. Each piece in her series evokes the place where it was found and what the artist was doing there.

Statement

Nature is my greatest inspiration. While in the woods surrounded by the astonishing details of a tree trunk’s swollen scar or the intricate furrows of creatures burrowing beneath its bark, my senses are fully engaged. In my work, I translate this admiration and wonder into jewelry, a format as intimate to the body as the moments I pass in untouched, tranquil wilderness. After gathering detritus from the forest floor, I manipulate, alter and respond to the beauty within branches, bark, and sticks. By tracing and replicating the curves of the human body, my pieces contour and move to it, thereby intertwining and activating each other.
I am interested in calling attention to the intersection between people and the environment through ways the two affect each other. As Sigmund Freud describes in Civilization and Its Discontents, humans repress the environment and their animal instinct in order to control nature and live a civilized life. My process responds to this need without taking full authority over the natural materials. Instead, I direct a harmonious dialogue between them, revealing the ways we affect and intersect each other. The resulting forms show a sense of my influence but retain an inherent rawness; a collaboration and language of mark-making develop between us.

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2016:
Exhibition  13 May 2016 - 15 May 2016  Artisphere.
Exhibtion  29 Apr 2016 - 28 May 2016  The Lines Within.
Course  20 Apr 2016 - 03 Jun 2016  Sculpting Jewelry.
2015:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015  Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art.

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Catalogue:  Graduate Viewbook. Rhode Island School of Design:  Providence,  2013
Catalogue:  Bill Van Siclen. Providence Journal:  Providence,  2012
RISD’s Graduate Student Show Deserves an A+.
Catalogue:  Our RISD: a place to show and tell. Silander, Liisa.  Rhode Island School of Design:  Providence,  2012
Catalogue:  RISD XYZ, Show Stoppers. Silander, Liisa.  Rhode Island School of Design:  Providence,  2012
Spring/Summer 2012, 55.
Catalogue:  Kate Furman. Art Association of Jackson Hole:  Jackson,  2012
2012 Summer Schedule, 2012, 2, 12, 18, 19.
Book:  Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Simple Techniques, Artful Inspiration. Schweder, Brenda.  Lark Crafts:  2011
Page 23.
Online Article:  Kate Furman: Lines of a City. Lomuto, Susan.  Daily Art Muse:  2009
Celebrating Handcrafted Excellence, September 14.
Magazine:  Studies Abroad in the Lamar Dodd School of Art: The Art and Culture of Cuba.. Cretors, Kim.  UGA Art:  Athens, USA,  2009
Spring, 2
Magazine:  Cover image. Office of International Education:  Cambridge,  2008
08 09 Calender.
Magazine:  Solaridad: un arte que hermana pueblos. Hernandez Loredo, Carmen Luisa.  Adelante:  2007
Vol. 29, July, 4.
 
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