Tabitha Ott

Tabitha received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Jewelry/Metals from Kent State University in 2012 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture: Jewelry/Metals from Winthrop University in 2008 . Originally from Orangeburg, she now resides in Cayce, SC. Tabitha has been teaching full time in the Department of Art at Claflin University since 2014. She currently has a studio at Tapp’s Arts Center in downtown Columbia, SC. 


"In my work I am transforming objects and materials that would normally be thought of as waste into wearable art jewelry through repurposing and upcycling. I combine materials like plastic with metals such as silver, copper, brass, and steel to create a dynamic relationship."

"By utilizing color, movement, and tactile qualities, I am encouraging the wearer and viewer to have a playful interaction with each piece. It is my goal to create thought provoking wearable art jewelry that challenges and reconfigures viewer stereotypes of material usage, value, and importance."

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