Maker Stories

Guggenheim Features UG Artist Kathleen Plate

March 25, 2011

Glass artist Kathleen Plate is known for her creative passion, her bold yet uncomplicated designs and her use of recycled materials. She’s achieved much in her more than 17 years as a professional designer, and she just added another feat to her résumé.

Chosen to participate in the Guggenheim Museum Store’s Studio Program, Kathleen created a stunning spiral chandelier inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The handmade piece, which features a white globe light and recycled glass rings, debuted at the Guggenheim Store at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on Monday, March 21.

Before the chandelier hit the Guggenheim, two of our buyers, Carolyn and Erin, had a chance to check out the piece at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show on March 18.

Erin with the Artist

Kathleen posing with her piece.

Kathleen Plate

Kathleen’s fellow UncommonGoods artists Kiel Mead and Steph Mantis were there, too!

Kiel Mead and Steph Mantis

Can’t get to the Guggenheim to check out Kathleen’s chandelier? Don’t worry—you can get your very own Kathleen Plate original right here! Check out her Reclaimed Bottle rings or her Gradient Sake Bottle Glass necklaces.

1 Comment

  • Reply VintageSmith March 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    She’s my friend! Awesome Kathleen – I’m very proud and happy for you!

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