For over 30 years, Katherine Radcliffe has worked professionally in her chosen medium, marbled printing. Examples of her work appear in many popular books about marbling, including The Ultimate Marbling Handbook (Watson-Guptill, 1999), Marbled Designs (Lark, 1993), and Marbling (Crescent, 1991.) Reproductions of some of her marbled patterns appear throughout the book, Italic & Copperplate Calligrapy, The Basics and Beyond, by Eleanor Winters, (Dover, 2011.) Receiving early recognition in her field, she was one of twelve artists chosen for inclusion in a limited edition rare book, Amercian Decorative Papermakers, published in 1984 by Busy Haus Press. Her work was also included in Modern Marblers: A Contemporary Revival World Wide, in the Special Collections of the University of Washington Library, Tacoma, Washington.
Highlights of commercial applications of her work include a card design for UNICEF; a commision from Tiffanys; Life Magazine background pages for a feature article about Jackie Onassis’s 60th birthday; and a commission from King Hassan of Morocco for a birthday gift to Pesident Bill Clinton. Women’s Wear Daily published a feature article about her hand marbled fabrics in November, 1984; and in 1979, a feature article about her marbled paper appeared in Americana Magazine’s January/February issue.
The artist has taught marbling and other art workshops in various museums and art centers, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associates Program, Washington, DC; and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Recently she taught several different workshops for The Creative Center, Arts in Healthcare, New York City, a nonprofit organization offering free art workshops to people with cancer or serious illness, www.thecreativecenter.org Through The Creative Center two of the artist’s images were chosen for publication in the Novartis drug company’s 2015 and 2017 calendars. Several well attended Fabric Marbling workshops as well as Fine Line Painting were offered at The City Quilter, a popular New York City store that recently closed.
A partial list of galleries in which Katherine Radcliffe’s work has been shown include Scott-Foresman Publishers, Chicago, IL.; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Gayle Wilson Gallery Southampton, NY; Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY; the corridor gallery of The Interchurch Center, New York, NY; and the Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY.
A full tuition scholarship student, she graduated in 1965.
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