NAME: Katharine F. Meleney

EDUCATION: George Washington University, B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (Music History and Literature, 1974)

Montgomery College, 1988-1991, Metalsmithing with Jan Maddox, Komelia Okim, Enameling with Dorothea Stover

Apprenticeship with goldsmith Douglas Zaruba, Frederick, MD, 1991-1992

Workshops in glass flameworking with Fred Birkhill, Shane Fero, Susan Plum, and Brian Kirkvliet, 1991-1993; Liz Mears and James Minson, 1998; Larry Scott, 2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 1992-Present: Conducts 4-6 workshops in flameworked beadmaking per year at her studio. Workshops on the road include those conducted at Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA; Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, Anlaglas, Silkeborg, Denmark; Plowden & Thompson, Stourbridge, UK; Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Richboro, PA; Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY; Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia; Penland School for Crafts, Penland, NC

     American Craft Council, 1987-present
     Bead Society of Greater Washington, 1990-present
     Beadesigner International, 2003-present
     Glass Art Society, 2003-present
     International Society of Glass Beadmakers, 1993-present, Regional          Director of Their Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 1996-1999
     Society of North American Goldsmiths, 1987-present

PARTNER, Arts Afire Glass Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 1995-2000


100 Lampworkers, Yoshiko Shiiba, Nagara Lampwork Festival, 2006, Kates beads are featured on pages 183-184
The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, by Kimberly Adams, published by Lark Books 2005, Kate contributed the section on Sculptural Techniques, pgs 125-132
Bead Review 2005, by Brad Pearson and Deanna Griffin Dove, published by Brad Pearson, Kate's bead is featured on page 32
1000 Glass Beads, Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking, byValerie Van Arsdale Schrader, published by Lark Books, 2004. Kate's Beads are featured on pgs 13, 35 & 53
Spotlight on Beads for the Inner Child, May 2004, p.8-9, Hot Fudge Sundae, Step by Step, by Kate Fowle Meleney
Ornament Magazine, Spring, 2004, Vol. 28, No. 1, pgs 36-39, Finding her Voice, by Robert K. Liu
Sculpture Magazine, June 2004, Vol. 23, No.5, p. 68, "With the Vessel In Mind" show at Eleven/Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC, review of Kate's work by Nancy Ungar
Glass Art, 2004, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 14-19, Kate Fowle Meleney and her Electroformed Glass Beads, by Shawn Waggoner
Beads of Glass, by Cindy Jenkins, Pyro Press, 2003, p. 99 - Instructions for making Painted Beads by Kate Meleney, and artist's beads featured on pgs 17, 22, 58, 99, 133, 151
The Enamel and Electroform Decorated Beads of Kate Fowle Meleney, 33 pgs, by James Kervin, GlassWear Studios, 2002
Lapidary Journal, 2001, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 92-93, Lampworking a Seashell Bead by Kate Fowle
Lapidary Journal, 2001, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 36-43, Beads & Kisses, Kate Fowle, by Ilene Sternberg - article featuring artist's work
Step by Step Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, edited by Lapidary Journal, 2002, Sept-Dec., p. 27-29, How to make a glass Snowman by Kate Fowle
Lapidary Journal, 2001, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 36-39, Seasonal Savvy, by Suzanne Wade - article featuring seasonal jewelry, including artist's work
Lapidary Journal, 2000, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 71-73, Electroforming on Beads, by Kate Fowle
Lapidary Journal, 2000, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 59-61, How to Make a Glass Snowman Bead, by Kate Fowle
Bead and Button, 2000, No. 36, p. 48-51, Kate Fowle's 10,000 Experiments, by Alice Korach - article featuring artist's work
Lapidary Journal, 1998, Vol. 52, No. 7, p. 168-169, Making Enameled Beads, by Kate Fowle
AJM, September, 1998, Vol. 43, No. 9, Bead People, Kate Fowle: From Rocks to Glass
Bead Release, Summer, 1998, Vol. V, Issue 3, p. 16-18, Electroforming on Glass, by Kate Fowle
Making Glass Beads, by Cindy Jenkins. Published by Lark Books, 1997. Kate's beads are featured on pages 14, 42, 58, and 79
Ornament, Autumn, 1995, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 95, Publication Reviews, Robert Liu reviews the video Kate Fowle's Lampworked Beadmaking: An Introduction
Washington Post, Weekend, November 11, 1994, The Bead Goes On, by Joyce Jones - article featuring artist's work and workshops
Lapidary Journal, October, 1993, Vol. 47, No. 7 Glass Under Fire, by Cathleen McCarthy - article featuring artist's work and workshops.
Lampworked Beadmaking, An Introduction, by Kate Fowle, 1995
Intermediate Beadmaking: The Bells and Whistles, by Kate Fowle Meleney, 2001
Intermediate Beadmaking: Pattern Cane from Optic Molds, by Kate Fowle Meleney, 2001

• Glass Art Society Conference, New Orleans, June, 2004, Small Scale Electroforming on Glass
• Gathering X, ISGB, Alexandria, VA, August, 2002, Electroforming on Beads
• Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, DK, November, 1998, sculptural beadmaking
• The Gathering IV, ISGB, Seattle, WA, August, 1996, using enamels with glass
• The Gathering II, ISGB, San Francisco, CA, July 1994 using enamels with glass  
• Bead Expo '94, Santa Fe, NM, March, 1994, general beadmaking
• Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, March, 1994, general beadmaking

• Trajectories, The Bead Museum, Glendale, AZ, Sept. 2006 - March, 2007
• Good Things, Small Packages: An Intimate Look at Small Glass, Public    Glass, San Francisco, CA 94124, May-June, 2006
• Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, Glassmakers juried exhibition, July-August,    2003
• Beadwork: Beyond Boundaries, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea,    KY, October-November, 1996
• Talking Beads, Facere Jewelry Art, Seattle, WA, August, 1996
• Contemporary Lampwork Exhibition, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston,    MA, April-May 1996
• Beads on Target, Target Art Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA,    October-November, 1995
• A Gathering, San Anselmo Art Glass Gallery, San Anselmo, CA, July-    September, 1994
• Tantalizing Twenty…Artist in Jewelry, 10th Anniversary Celebration for    Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May-June, 1994
• North American Glass, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT, May-June, 1994
• Mid Atlantic Crafts Exhibition, Towson State University, Towson, MD,    March-April, 1994
• Tenth Biennial Capital Glass Invitational, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda,    MD, April, 1994
• Beads and Textiles Show, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne,    IN, September-October, 1993
• Glassworks '93, Atlanta Glass Arts Guild, Atlanta, GA,. August, 1993
• Contemporary Glass Beadmakers, The Bead Museum, Prescott, AZ, July-    August, 1993

• Contemporary Lampworking, Brookfield Craft Center, April 9-May 21,    2006
• 2006 Japan Lampwork Festival, Nagara, Japan, summer, 2006
• ARTcessorize, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, November, 2005-    January, 2006
• National Liberty Museum Auction Award Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA, May-    July, 2005
• Currency, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR, July-August, 2004
• Body Glass, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA, June-July, 2004
• With the Vessel in Mind, Eleven/Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington,     DC, September-December, 2003
• NeckGlass Invitational, Blue Streak Gallery, March-April, 2003
• ISGB Invitational, Arts Afire Glass Gallery, Alexandria, VA, July-August,    2002
• Bead Masters, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY, October-    November, 2001
• Designer Showcase, Santa Fe Expo, Santa Fe, NM, March, 2000
• Gallery Karanis, Tokyo, Japan, December, 1998
• Holiday Show, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA, November-    December, 1998
• Holiday Show, Bullseye Connection, Portland, OR, November-December,    1998
• 30 Contemporary American Glass Beadmakers, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft,    DK, November-December, 1998
• New Traditions Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA,    April-May, 1998
• Glass Jewelry Invitational, Kittrell/Riffkin Art Glass Gallery, Dallas, TX,    October-November, 1996
• Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April - May, 1995
• Tokens of Love, Zaruba Gallery, Frederick, MD, January-February, 1994
• S&A Beads, Georgetown, Washington, DC, Solo Show, November, 1994
• Glen Echo National Park Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, September-October,    1994

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