Kathleen Nowak Tucci, a Gulf Coast eco-designer and artist for 30 years, has turned her creative focus to designing couture accessories constructed from recycled rubber bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes and Nespresso coffee capsules. Appearing in Fashion Market Week in NYC two times a year, Tucci’s designs have landed in some of the most exclusive boutiques and galleries across the United States and Europe.

In 2011, Tucci was juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show, as one of 120 artists the Smithsonian selected from a field of 1300. Her attendance here achieved recognition from the Smithsonian’s Women’s Society and she was subsequently invited to participate in the 2011 and 2012 Craft2Wear event. Only 40 artists, who have already shown in the Smithsonian Craft Show, were selected for the exclusive Craft2Wear show.

Jewelry designed and created by Kathleen Nowak Tucci was featured on the cover of the August 2010 issue of Italian Vogue magazine. The issue, called “The Latest Wave,” featured the theme of water and oil, and was styled by Karl Templer, photographed by internationally acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel, and modeled by Kristen McMenamy. The concept interpreted the environmental crisis that has been affecting the Gulf Coast. This was the first time that an eco artist’s work was featured on the cover of a mainstream fashion magazine.

Some of the many other magazines that have featured Tucci’s jewelry are Marie Claire, Ornament, Art Jewelry, Memphis Magazine (cover), Metal Clay Artist Magazine (cover), Heaven Has Heels (cover), Coastal Lifestyle and Linen.

Tucci is the 2015 Saul Bell Design Winner in Alternative Materials and the 2012 Niche Award Winner for Fashion Jewelry. She is the recipient of the prestigious Design Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She participated in the Museum of Arts and Design NYC Show- LOOT in September, 2012 and the BIJOUX Show at the Norton Museum of Art in February 2015.  Two necklaces are featured in Lark Publishing’s, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces that was released in July 2013.

Pensacola Magazine

Source: http://kathleennowaktucci.com/

Views: 681

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by Ann Davis on October 23, 2015 at 12:04pm

Love it Love it Love it!!!!!

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize is open to artists of all ages and nationalities, regardless of experience or reputation. The Prize is judged on the strength of the work and values those who are pushing the boundaries of craft. The 2019 edition…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Annoushka Jewellery; Hidden Reef Collection On Wednesday 18 September, join Annoushka Ducas for champagne and oysters to celebrate the launch of a new collection, Hidden Reef, in partnership with No More Plastic. Hear Liz Olver, Annoushka Design…"
Friday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service