Kathryn Scimone Stanko draws inspiration for sculptural adornment and artistry from her travels, study, and teaching of East Asia and Africa. She has a master's degree in secondary education and is a seminar graduate of NCTA, the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia. She is curator for the art of Pennsylvania Impressionist John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954) and is currently working on a book about his life and art. A native of New York, Kathryn resides in Pennsylvania where she is a member of the Fiberarts Guild and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.
Her commissioned works include gifts for the 2009 Pittsburgh G20 Summit.
MetaLace jewelry is created from hand-woven sterling, gold, and copper, accented with semi-precious stones and pearls.
As a metaphor for the culminating effect of life experiences, MetaLace is order out of chaos,
beauty out of brokenness.
MetaLace exemplifies this in the creation of unorganized, twisted metal into works of order, shape, beauty, and purpose.
"Kathryn Stanko's woven jewelry (inspired by water and plants) are pure flights of fancy."
~ Mary Thomas, Art Critic, Pittsburgh Post Gazette