Katrina Balling's Profile
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I came to NYC to get my MFA in sculpture at SVA. After graduating, I stayed in Brooklyn painting nights in my studio live work space and working days doing surface design for a home furnishing textile company in the city. Having grown up watching my endlessly creative mother sew, garden, craft, and cut hair, I too ended up with many additional projects in my life, sewing clothes or quilts for myself on the weekends. Planning for my wedding in 2006, I discovered the NYC jewelry supply district. With the encouragement of friends and coworkers, in the spring of 2007 I started selling some of the jewelry I was making online here at Etsy.
Taking a few silver smithing and lost wax carving classes sealed the deal. I was back to my sculpture background, but in a smaller scale. If I…
- Born on April 21
- Joined April 15, 2007