Mary Catherine Floyd,
MC found her love of the metalsmithing craft and community studying under the late Charlie McKinney in Bucyrus, Missouri. Through Charlie and his family MC was introduced to the Metal Museum in Memphis, where she worked as both an apprentice and artist in residence before coming home to North Carolina.
Influenced by the hard work and artistry of women like her grandmother and her study of fiber arts at Appalachian State, MC looks to old fabrics, vintage wallpaper patterns and paper dolls for inspiration in her metalwork. Carrying this fiber tradition to steel is MC’s way of paying homage to the unsung makers of the South.
From large sculptural projects and architectural commissions to jewelry, Mary Catherine has broad experience and interests. She's excited to expand on her teaching experience and meet new people who also like to solve problems, work with their hands, learn new skills, and enjoy the rewards of a community of Metalsmiths as part of Shopspace.