Craftsmanship Across the Board
Kathy Wise has always had a strong love for animals along with a talent for sculpture. She has worked with many Giftware companies including Enesco, Simson, Westland, United Design and Encore Group. Kathy has designed over 1000 different animal sculptures in over 40 lines that have been sold worldwide. She has worked in many medias including bronze, ceramic and wood. Kathy’s first intarsia pieces came about in 2002 when she began designing custom patterns for her father-in-law’s Intarsia craft business. In the fall of 2004, Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts published the first article by Kathy, and she has been in 60 issues and included in over 10 other woodworking pattern design books. Kathy was the winner of five Intarsia first place awards (2006-2011) and people’s choice award (2011) in the Design in Wood show, San Diego. She is the author of four books: Intarsia Animals: Woodworking the Wise Way, Intarsia Birds: Woodworking the Wise Way, Intarsia Woodworking Projects and Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners. Kathy was a featured artist in The Difference Makers, published by The Lost Art Press.