Award-winning artist Kathy Caldwell creates distinctive, hand-fabricated and handwrought 14-karat gold and silver jewelry. Her finely-crafted designs have wide appeal with collectors who appreciate her use of simple, organic shapes paired with one-of-kind vintage neck chains and beads. She sources estate necklaces from the 1800’s and vintage Navajo red coral from the 1970’s as pictured in the exquisite pieces above.
Kathy received her early art and design training from The University of California at Berkeley’s Fine Art Department and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. She received the 2010 Distinguished Artist of La Quinta Award.
She first started making jewelry 35 years ago in a small studio in Chicago. Her craftsmanship began attracting the attention of local galleries and jewelry stores all over the city.
After many years in her studio, Kathy decided to hang up her blowtorch and move to California. She served as a Vice President and head merchandiser for a series of high-end jewelry stores in San Diego, with a specialty in precious and semi-precious stones.
After too much time away, Kathy got back into the studio. Her ability to pick high-quality stones is one of the things she is best known for in her work today. She moved to La Quinta in 2004, and enjoys showing at Art on Main Street, (formerly the Art Under the Umbrellas series), the prestigious La Quinta Arts Festival and other juried shows in California. Many of her new designs reflect the natural curves and rich colors of the desert mountains that surround her home.
Meet Kathy and see her classic and new designs for the season on November 9th& 30th from 10 am to 4 pm at Art on Main Street.
Art on Main Street 78100 Main Street Old Town La Quinta facebook.com/artonmainst