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

Representation (Decorative Fiber/Interior Textiles):
Atlanta Area:  Markay Gallery – Marietta, Georgia

Trained as a landscape architect, my acts of design have always been about “surfaces.”  In the past, earth, plants, brick, and stone were my materials; now cloth, fiber and colorants.  An unintentional bridge has formed between my past sensibilities and present creative expression via “nuno” (what I call “laminated”) felting.  Through this technique, the play of fused and embedded materials – drawn up, blistered, buckled, cut and undulating – render visions of the alien and the familiar . . . and they all invariably contain some reference to landscape, from the vast and distant land forms view from high above the earth’s skin (natural and human-made), to the mossy or lichenous “terrain” of a rock or tree trunk.  These new forms continue to invite further “excavation” and exploration.


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

Shows and Exhibitions


-Swan Summer Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

– Focus on Fiber, Sacramento Fine Arts Center; Carmichael, California (Juror: Ana Lisa Hedstrom)

– GreenHill Winter Show, GreenHill Arts Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
– Hambidge Fall Invitational, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia
– Swan Summer Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
– American Craft Council Show,  Atlanta, GA. Decorative Fiber category

– American Craft Council Show,  San Francisco, CA.  Decorative Fiber category

– 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

– Inspirations from Nature, Blue Ridge Fiber Show, An International Biennial Celebration of Fiber Arts.  Asheville, North Carolina (Juror: Lisa Klakuluk)

– Extreme Threads: Works in Fiber, Stitch and Surface, A group show of work from members of the Surface Design Association, Georgia Chapter


– Art to Wear Pop-up Show,  Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

– Euclid Arts Collective – Holiday Studio Tour and Sale,  Guest of Ceramic Artist Michelle Jordan

– Bloom: Flowers of a Different Nature, Globe Gallery. Clayton, Georgia
– Jekyll Island Arts Association, Summer Group Show, Jekyll Island, Georgia

– Inspirations from Nature, Blue Ridge Fiber Show, An International Biennial Celebration of Fiber Arts.  Asheville, North Carolina (Juror: Lisa Klakuluk)

– Big Angel Blowout (2006-2008) and “White Spec” Whitespace gallery adjunct (2009).  Holiday Art & Craft shows curated by Susan Bridges


– 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…

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

Artisan Textile Consulting & Related

– 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-Present: Weekend immersion and 1-day intensive workshops on laminated felting (“nuno felting”)

Slow Textiles: A Whirlwind Survey (8-week, 1-hour/session lecture series)
2010 Osher Center for Lifelong Learning, Emory University
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

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