Katie Packham

Katie Packham

Copper Cat Studio

I have been a working artist in Reno since moving here in 1998. I began painting murals, but getting into mosaics is what ignited a passion enough to quit my day job in 2007 and become a full-time artist. For the first 8 years, I worked out of two home studios, both of which have been featured on the Reno Open Studios tour. We moved to our first brick and mortar studio in MidTown in January of 2015, but quickly outgrew it and are happy to be in our current location in Sparks as of May 2017. This space hosts workshops of many different mediums, as well as the art of many other local artisans with our community. I began teaching workshops at a local mosaic supply company Tessera Glass, then in my home studio. I now teach at the Nevada Museum of Art as well as Copper Cat Studio and over the years have introduced hundreds of students and clients to mosaics. When I purchased Tessera Glass early in 2015, I knew the next step was to have a retail store for mosaic supply along with a larger workshop area to accommodate larger classes and more varied workshops. Not only do we have mosaic workshops, but guest artists offering classes in fused glass, resin art, stained glass, henna, alcohol and more. We also have a yoga studio in house, so we are able to host full and half day retreats, combining yoga, meditation, Reiki and Tai Chi with creativity- nurturing body and soul. Visit Copper Cat Studio to see a variety of projects in the works including student work, small plaques great for gifts and larger architectural commissions.


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Katie Packham Madonna & Child
Madonna & Child
Katie Packham Wolf
Katie Packham
Katie Packham St. Francis
St. Francis
Katie Packham
Katie Packham
Katie Packham working
Katie Packham working
Katie Packham
Katie Packham
Katie Packham Plant Markers
Plant Markers
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  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

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