Floridian • Enamelist • Educator
Kathleen Wilcox is a contemporary enamel artist born in Coconut Grove, Florida. She now lives in Tallahassee, Florida where she established her enamel studio. Kathleen has been working as a studio artist producing one-of–a-kind enamel wall pieces since 1986. By fusing vitreous enamel glass to metal through the enamel process, she creates artworks with gemlike surfaces, brilliant colors, and varied textures.
Her enamel work is exhibited and sold in international and national juried exhibitions, museums, galleries, and art festivals. She has received many honors and is included in many private and public collections.
Kathleen’s work has been featured and published in the “Art of Enameling”, “500 Enameled Objects” and “The Art of Fine Enameling”. These enamel books have included her wall piece images as well as research, teaching samples and instructional materials.
She received a degree in Art Education at Florida State University in 1976 where she was first introduced to the art of enameling. Following college, she spent several years teaching art professionally. She also continued to study enamel/metals in graduate school at Florida State University and with many notable enamelist in varied workshops.
Her art career includes teaching enameling. Kathleen has been teaching enameling courses, workshops, and private lessons from her studio since 2006. Sought after as an educator, Wilcox has been teaching enamel workshops at art centers throughout the country. She has been a regular faculty member at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Kathleen is also a member of several professional organizations. She has volunteered with many Leon County schools and organized special art projects in the community. In addition, she has organized many art exhibitions in galleries featuring enamels.