Resident Artist

Deborah Kirkpatrick, Dormancy. scrimshawed boar tusk, agate, citrines, jasper and carved tangua nut.

Deborah Kirkpatrick

Medium: Jewelry Maker
Residency: January 1, 2007–
January 1, 2008

Deborah Kirkpatrick is a native Houstonian who studied art at the Museum of Fine Arts School (now Glassell), Houston Community College and University of Houston. Deborah works in enameling and jewelry, woodcarving, sculpting and gemstone carving. She loves making one-of-a-kind pieces and strives to do what hasn’t been done before. She frequently incorporates wood, bone, gemstones, metal, enamel or paint into one object. Many of her pieces are small in size but highly detailed, and most incorporate human faces. She is strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau artists–most notably the jewelers Lalique and Fouquet.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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