Kathleen Faulkner

Kathleen Faulkner is a Pacifi c Northwest jewelry artist, painter, and scrimshaw artist. Her jewelry reflects her love of the great northwest. Using pastel, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, oil pastel, pen and/or ink, many of her jewelry pieces have a narrative element that reflects this love.

“I make work to tell a story… My focus is to remind people that nature is a wonderful and necessary part of life.”

Kathleen Faulkner attended Clatsop College and Cornish College of the Arts. In the mid 1980s, she was an apprentice under Lois Bertolino. Her work has appeared in galleries across Washington and in B.C. Canada, and in many publications such as Art Jewelry Forum, and Ornament Magazine.

Current Work

Wind Letter Necklace 
Necklace in sterling silver. 40" long. 

 

A House of Many Color Brooch 
Brooch in found object, color pencil, mica, and sterling silver. 4 x 1 5/8". 
Exhibit: Right On! Rites, Rituals, Remembrances 
Girl with Pacific Frog Prince 
Shadow box featuring two brooches connected by magnets and removable. Graphite on paper with gouache and watch glass lenses. 7 x 7" shadow box with wall attachments. Brooches measure approximately 1 1/2 and 1" in diameter. 
Exhibit: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 

 

Indicator Species Series: Illuminated Kelp 
Necklace in sterling silver, watercolor, gouache, ink, paper, and glass lenses. Chain is 18-21" adjustable. Discs are 2-2.5" in diameter. 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2015 

 

Her Eyes a Bashful Azure 
Necklace in sterling silver, colored pencil and mica. Pendant: 6 x 1 3/4". Sterling silver box chain: approx 30" long. No clasp. 

Past Work

Birdsville 
Necklace in sterling silver, colored pencil, glass lense, and hematite. 21" in length. Each pendant measures 2.25" in diameter. 

Branching Out 
Brooch in sterling silver and coral . Approx 7 x 4".