Kate Loomis

Unique designs feature my hand-cut cabochons selected for their colors or patterns and metal clay components with handmade textures created from photopolymer plates, drawing on foam, carving, and more.

Originally from Richmond, VA, as a girl, my artistic endeavors consisted of primarily pencil and acrylics. I set aside my creativity for many years, to pursue a degree in Biology, and a career in Quality Engineering. Although that path taught me valuable lessons in setting and assuring quality craftsmanship, I was generally unfilled creatively.

In 2014, I began taking classes at the Richmond Visual Arts Center. In my working with metal clay, I found my passion and my creative spirit. Continuing my studies under nationally recognized metal clay artists, like Lora Hart, Terry Kovalcik and others, a passion grew to produce one-of-a-kind pieces that tied together my love of nature and travel.