Marsh, table lamp, wood base, abaca paper, rope light, 14" x 35" x 11"

Jocelyn Chateauvert was raised and educated in Iowa City, Iowa. At the University of Iowa she earned a M.F.A. in metalworking and jewelry with extensive hours in handmade paper and a minor in sculpture. After teaching in London at Middlesex Polytechnic, then establishing herself as a professional artist in San Francisco, she settled in 1999 in Charleston, South Carolina. There she was awarded the South Carolina Arts Commission highest award of "Craft Fellow" of the state in 2005. Recently recognized for her work in the Smithsonian's American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery's prestigious 2007 Craft Invitational "From the Ground Up." She pursues her work full time creating jewelry, lighting, sculpture and installations inspired by the paper she makes by hand.

Papermaking has been at the core of Chateauvert’s creative work for many years. She incorporated her papers in unusual ways, first with sterling silver jewelry and later into more sculptural yet functional forms that are lit from within.

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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