This blog was originally started to compliment my artisan goldsmithing business, and has since taken on a life of its own. I love it; I love the process of writing and how it organizes my head, and I really, really love getting to know my regular readers through their comments and feedback. Some very neat people have honored me by reading this blog and sharing their thoughts.
My name is Katie O’Dea
Stein Getten, and I’m an artist.
I have five kids, a wonderful
sweetheart husband, an extra-large black lab, and bad tempered tabby cat; we all live together on Lake Norman in North Carolina. My studio is attached to our house, and although I fuss at the kids about interrupting me while I work, I do love the way they pop in to tell me/show me/ask me things. Usually.
In June 2013, I came back from a two year hiatus (two of my boys were sick….they are better now!). Starting the business over is scary and exciting.
I attended Penn State until my senior year, and finished up my BFA in Studio Arts (painting) at UNC Charlotte. I still paint, but painting has been on the back burner while I start my business.
Almost as important as my formal education was the one I received from my grandmother, Maryclaire O’Dea. She is a gifted artist and silversmith, and taught art for over 40 years.
For questions regarding the blog or jewelry purchases, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org