Artist Interview: Judi Erno of Urban Baroque Jewelry

This week’s interview is with Sewickley jewelry artist, Judi Erno of Urban Baroque.  Judi’s designs combine various elements (fiber, metal, stone, clay, glass) to create truly unique pieces.  She has a knack for balancing the classic with the contemporary, the earthy with the urban, the raw with the polished.   Her design fluency allows her to explore the spectrum of feminine and masculine styles.  Whatever her materials and wherever her designs take her, Judi’s work is like a breath of fresh air. A woman of many talents, Judi worked as a professional caterer and restaurant manager… Read More

Artist Interview: Jim Zahniser of Red Robot Design & Illustration

B.B. King by Jim Zahniser of Red Robot Design & Illustration

Okay, campers, rise and shine.  It’s Artist Interview time! Music aficionado and Koolkat jewelry artist, Samantha Bower, stumbled across some bold and colorful poster-style portraits of Rock’n Roll, Blues, and Country musicians while browsing online one day.  Turns out that these “Icons of Music” were created by Forest Hills illustrator, Jim Zahniser.  We were immediately struck by his strong design sense—his superb line quality, his masterful manipulation of positive and negative space, and his dynamic color and pattern choices. With a little sleuthing, we were able to track Jim down, and were delighted when… Read More

Artist Interview: Paula Nettleship of designs2c

On Saturday, December 14th from 10am to 5pm, Koolkat will be hosting a Trunk Show for Mt. Lebanon artist, Paula Nettleship of designs2c. Paula is known for her intricate bead work, such as her beaded Swarovski crystal rivoli collection, her versatile designs, and unique color schemes. She was recently invited by the Cleveland Museum of Art to have her jewelry featured in their 11th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show & Boutique in 2014. Her trunk show is a feast for the eyes, and one of the season’s most anticipated. Koolkat owner, Kate… Read More

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Artist Market Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 16th, 2013 12pm to 8pm daily Koolkat is happy to be in the Artist Market representing our talented local artists in our fourth year on Gallery Row. We will have a great selection of hand-crafted jewelry, accessories and art. You can find us at Booth #56 & #57 near the Gateway Center Fountain for the entire duration of the Arts Festival. This fun and exciting event features more than 300 artists in the Artist’s Market, lots of great exhibitions, musical, dance and theater performances, interactive… Read More