C.V./Bio

Kathy Colt
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Education

1992-present – Independent Study – surface and 3-d design with emphasis on textiles and fibers
1992 – Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia

Influences…

Shows and Exhibitions

2018-2019
Hambidge Fall Pottery and Hand-Made Objects Invitational, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia
2017
Swan Summer Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2016
Focus on Fiber, Sacramento Fine Arts Center; Carmichael, California (Juror: Ana Lisa Hedstrom)
2015
GreenHill Winter Show, GreenHill Arts Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
Hambidge Fall Pottery and Hand-Made Objects Invitational, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia
Swan Summer Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
American Craft Council Show,  Atlanta, GA. Decorative Fiber category
2014
American Craft Council Show,  San Francisco, CA.  Decorative Fiber category
2013
In the Mind’s Eye, Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia (Juror: Catharine Ellis)
fiberARTlanta, An invitational group exhibition sponsored & curated by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance.  Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation-Atlanta
2013-2015
Art to Wear Pop-up Show,  Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2011
Bloom: Flowers of a Different Nature, Globe Gallery. Clayton, Georgia
– Jekyll Island Arts Association, Summer Group Show, Jekyll Island, Georgia
2010
Inspirations from Nature, Blue Ridge Fiber Show, An International Biennial Celebration of Fiber Arts.  Asheville, North Carolina
2009
Extreme Threads: Works in Fiber, Stitch and Surface, A group show of work from members of the Surface Design Association, Georgia Chapter

Awards/Honors

2014
Make Room: Let’s Entertain, American Craft Council Show, San Francisco.  One of a group of 5 featured artists in a series of interior installations featuring the coupling of craft and interior design.  Invitational collaboration with Interior Design professional, Jiun Ho.  Go to images…
2010

Blue Ridge Fiber Show, First Place: Wearable & Decorative Felt categories (Juror: Lisa Klakulak)

Artisan Textile Consulting & Related

Teaching:
2017-Present
– Facilitate various workshops dedicated to natural dye technique, including but not limited to Indigo dyeing
2016
– Georgia State University Textile Lab; Guest Instructor – 2-day “nuno felting” presentation and workshop
2014-Present
-Weekend immersion workshop series on surface design/pattern layering on cloth with an emphasis on thickened fiber reactive dyes
2010-c. 2014
-Weekend immersion and 1-day intensive workshops on laminated felting (“nuno felting”)

Presenting:
2019
Sustainability and Making in the Small Textile/Fiber Workshop
SEFAA Center/ Atlanta, Ga.
Indigo Dyeing On the Quad – facilitated and presented two separate 4-hour Indigo-dyeing experience events; The Michael C. Carlos Museum / Atlanta, Ga.
2010-2013
Textural Variations – The Expressive Range of Laminated Felting (c. 1.5 hour talk with images):
–2010 Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
–2011 Georgia State University (GSU Textile Studio Guest Presenter)
–2011 Textile Appreciation Society of Atlanta (TASA)
–2013 Atlanta Silk Painters
2010
Slow Textiles: A Whirlwind Survey (8-week, 1-hour/session lecture series) Osher Center for Lifelong Learning, Emory University / Atlanta, Ga.

Writing:
2009-Present – Web Log: Kathy Colt/Artisan Textiles (essays)
2011 – Guest Blogger, Dancing With Kudzu: Kudzu Weaving in North Georgia (this blog has been deactivated; however, you can read the article here, along with a post in my own journal relating to my visit to Junco Sato Pollack’s North Georgia studio here.)

Other Activities:

2012 to Present – Designer/Maker/Owner Micro Artisan Apparel Line, Petal-Una Collection