Katy Bergman Cassell recently earned her doctorate in education from Converse University. Previously, she earned an MFA from Kent State University and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio in jewelry, metals, and enameling. She has worked as a college professor, an archaeological illustrator in India, and as a museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, in New York, all of which continue to influence her art.  

She recently was awarded a National Artists Teachers Fellowship to travel to England to work with British enamel artists, explore the Jurassic Coast, and tour the enameling archives at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She teaches workshops nationally, such as at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center in Ohio, has been a three-time South Carolina State Parks Artist-in-Residence, and recently served on the board of the Center for Enamel Art in Oakland, CA.   

She recently curated a four-person enameling exhibition titled Material has a Memory, and has exhibited her work in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of the Blaze International Enameling Exhibition and at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA. She has had eight solo exhibitions, including at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ. Her artwork has been featured on promotional material for the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the Richmond Art Center in VA. Books and other publications include The Art of Enameling, 500 Enameled Objects, Metalsmith magazine, Cleveland Scene, At Home in the Upstate, and The Greenville News.  

While she will always be a Midwestern gal at heart, she's adopted some southern twang after moving to beautiful  Greenville, SC to teach metals and enameling at the Fine Arts Center. She lives with her husband, a musician and metal artist, and their two children. 

photo credit: Gail Reid, fellow  Center for Enamel Art  board member and wonderful enamelist

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