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I was born in 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri and have spent most of my life in Indiana. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in 1986 with a double major in Art Education & Graphic Design. I enjoy working in a variety of artistic mediums including ceramics, metal works, fibers, sculpture, painting, printmaking & drawing. My first passion was black & white photography and my latest passion is fused glass, which has been my primary medium for the past eleven years to create contemporary art work.
I studied lampworking with Sharon Owens at Inspired Fire in Lafayette, IN, a slumping & glass fusion workshop with Mike Byers and continue to use studio space at Inspired Fire & at my home to create fused glass art.
You can find my artwork at various art shows and thru my website kathrynabodine.com.
I am happily married to internationally renowned composer, G. Bradley Bodine and enjoy my life as artist, wife, and grandmother to two wonderful granddaughters. The fifth love of my life is Abby, an Italian Greyhound mix I rescued from the pound.
I use bold, bright colors and balance simple shapes, forms and lines with negative space in my fused glass art pieces. I feel my work differs from others because instead of making a literal interpretation of a "real" object, I break that form down to the most basic, elemental form of line, shape, texture and size. I follow along the path of past artists/designers like Kandinsky, Mondrian, Albers and Le Corbusier.
My plates are created to enhance a space with a shot of color and design. My purpose with jewelry is to create a bold object of beauty that will elevate the wearer’s sense of self.
I also hope on some level they feel that same sense of excitement I felt while creating what they now own.
New products are coming soon!