In December 2001, Katie Schroeder’s professional career took a major turn while working an art show at Schroeder Studio Gallery. She saw beautiful fused glass jewelry and expressed an interest in learning more about the process. Katie was fortunate to work with longtime friend and glass artist Sherry Salito-Forsen during which time she was exposed to all aspects of the glass fusing.
Katie’s creative skills and ease with spatial design allowed her to quickly ramp up in the field, leading to the creation of one-of-a-kind pendants, earrings, tie tacks and bracelets. She also collaborates with Francis Lai-Wang who adds sterling silver and precious stones to select pieces. In addition to jewelry, Katie designs custom backsplash tiles for kitchens and bathrooms as well as knobs and pulls for drawers and dressers.
Katie graduated from Concordia University, Irvine in 1999 with a major in Humanities with an emphasis in Art.