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Enter my shop here: http://ilgattoselvatico.etsy.com

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Hi my name is Penelope, and my shop is Il Gatto Selvatico {il} {gat-to} {sell-va-tee-ko} which means 'wild cat' in Italian. When I was living in Rome, there was a family of feral cats living in our courtyard that I kept an eye out for and grew fond of, I named the shop in honor of them.

I grew up in Philadelphia and studied sculpture at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Growing up, I was surrounded by an alternative family who were interested in Native American culture (my father speaks Lenape Indian). This influence and my sculpture background have been a source of inspiration to my jewelry making. My mother taught me how to knit, spin, and sew at a…

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  • Female
  • Joined February 6, 2010

Favorite materials

leather, yarn, wool, string, fabric, found objects, paper, wood

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About

Enter my shop here: http://ilgattoselvatico.etsy.com

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Hi my name is Penelope, and my shop is Il Gatto Selvatico {il} {gat-to} {sell-va-tee-ko} which means 'wild cat' in Italian. When I was living in Rome, there was a family of feral cats living in our courtyard that I kept an eye out for and grew fond of, I named the shop in honor of them.

I grew up in Philadelphia and studied sculpture at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Growing up, I was surrounded by an alternative family who were interested in Native American culture (my father speaks Lenape Indian). This influence and my sculpture background have been a source of inspiration to my jewelry making. My mother taught me how to knit, spin, and sew at a young age and I've always had a natural inclination and keenness toward needlework.This is why I chose to incorporate embroidery into jewelry and fine art pieces. I enjoy using non-traditional materials and methods to make jewelry and art. I have an attention to detail, an affinity for dolls and miniatures, and a passion for history and old stuff. With my spare time, I enjoy creating patterns and making clothes and costumes.

Find out more about my work, inspiration and side projects at my blogs
http://ilgattoselvatico.tumblr.com/
and to see images of my paintings and sculptures go to http://penelopereichley.tumblr.com/

I love doing custom orders and I can personalize almost any piece for you.
Convo me at http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=ilgattoselvatico for questions or to request an item.
Want me to sell at your boutique or gallery? I'd love to. Email me at ilgattoselvatico[at]gmail[dot]com.
See my shop policies here http://www.etsy.com/shop/ilgattoselvatico/policy

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