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Featured Designer: Kathleen Mattingly Dautel 

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Growing up in Oregon in a creative family with a father who was a printmaker, painter, and art professor, jewelry designer Kathleen Mattingly Dautel has always had artistic influences in her life. While studying art history and fine arts at the University of Oregon, she took her first metalsmithing class and loved it. After graduating in 1991, she returned to pursue a BA in metalsmithing, finishing the program in 1993. Her post-graduate life found her in Portland, where the city, its buildings, and environment inspired her to pursue architecture. To that end, she enrolled in North Carolina State University’s masters of architecture program and graduated in 1999. Since then she has worked as a project designer for several architecture firms in the Raleigh area, and has won a number of design awards for her projects. However, her love for metalsmithing never left her.

In the fall of 2009 Dautel launched her own jewelry and metalsmithing company, Spark Metal Studio. Each of her pieces is original, laser-cut, stainless steel that is hand-finished and hand-colored with epoxy resin. The forms are based in both architecture and nature, with a modern, linear quality. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Brian and son Ben, both of whom offer great support and a critical eye.


Designs by Kathleen Dautel 


 Atom EarringsAtom Earrings

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Circuit NecklaceCircuit Necklace

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Color Block NecklaceColor Block Necklace

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Forest EarringsForest Earrings

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See more designs by Kathleen Dautel.


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Washington, DC 20001


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