Kris Patzlaff Professor

Art Examples


  • MFA, Metals, Southern Illinois University, 1987
  • BA, Metals, Humboldt State University,1984
  • AA, Cabrillo Junior College, 1981


Kris Patzlaff exhibits her work nationally and works on both a large and small scale. Recently, she has completed a refurbishing of the public art installation, "The Fence" which she completed in 2002 at the Humboldt County Waste Transfer Station on Hawthorn Street in Eureka, CA. This public art piece consists of 750 feet of fences and gates constructed of post consumer waste collected from the waste stream. Kris's small-scale works includes assemblages and jewelry. She has created jewelry for 35 years, participating in numerous exhibitions. Kris has served as the President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

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