Caitie is a recent artist in residence of the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft and is a current resident of San Antonio, TX. Her collection is a blend of complex fabrication techniques and a love for her surroundings. Sculptural in form these pieces mimic industrial highways and landscape and pair beautifully with the body as its counterpart and ultimate canvas.
Artist Statement: My work is informed by my sense of place and observations of the many cities in which I’ve lived. I am intrigued by the urban landscape and I use human influences on the environment to inform my work. I make drawings on location and translate these into wearable jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques and a system of forced perspective. In my most recent series, I am drawing from themes of urbanization, infrastructure, and sprawl, using imagery of the massive Houston highway system as my jumping off point. This work is meant to be inclusive and intimate, allowing the wearer to make a connection to his or her environment by dressing in a representation of its landscape.
Caitie Sellers received her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Viriginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2007. After graduating, she spent the summer of 2008 teaching jewelry-making lessons to women in isolated regions near Xela, Guatemala. Upon returning to the U.S., Caitie moved between Montana, North Carolina, and Texas developing her own jewelry, working professionally as a floral designer, and assisting jewelry designers and artists. Her work ranges from one of a kind small sculpture to limited production wearable jewelry and can be found in stores, galleries, and museums across the country. Caitie was chosen to speak at the 2012 Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference as a Spotlight Emerging Artist and was a recent Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She is currently a resident artist and co-director at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.