Lecture by Katharine Karnaky

Textiles Lecture Series
October 8, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Oakland Campus
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Textile Program Office (across street from Clifton Hall)

More info: Deborah Valoma, dvaloma@cca.edu

As an undergraduate student in the Textiles Program at CCA, alumna Katharine Karnaky (BFA 2000) studied textile design and hand and silkscreen printing.

Karnaky lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years following graduation, working with local artists and craftpersons as well as textile, fashion, and millinery designers. She continued her education at College of Alameda, where she received her AA in fashion design, and developed her own line of printed fabric, clothing, and accessories, which she sold to bicoastal boutiques.

Karnaky apprenticed at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and later worked as an apprentice coordinator.

She later attended Philadelphia University, where she earned a masters of science in textile design. During her studies, she interned at Anthropologie, based in Philadelphia, which evolved into a full-time job designing best-selling textile designs for the knits and intimates divisions.

Karnaky recently moved back to the Bay Area, where she now works at Williams-Sonoma / Pottery Barn creating original textile designs for home industry.