Kait Rhoads’ childhood was divided between rural Virginia and a sailboat in the Bahamas and Caribbean. The experience of growing up on the water had a profound influence on her, and has been a great inspiration to her in her artwork. Her Sea Stones series hints at its watery origins: simple forms, with subtle shifts in color and quick glints of light that sparkle like sunshine on a wet surface. To create these amorphous shapes, she weaves hollow glass murine together using copper wire. The result is small sculptures that beg to be touched — their scale, surface, and playful attitude invite different interpretations from curious viewers.
Kait Rhoads has a BFA in Glass from the RISD and an MFA from Alfred University. Kait exhibits her work widely, and her sculptures can be found in museum collections worldwide. She lives in Seattle and works out of her studio in the historic Bemis Building.