Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about us. My name is Katie Dirnbauer and I have the most incredible assistant, Cadi Hodge, that helps do everything I need help with in order to make my dreams happen!
I have grown up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and created jewelry since I was a little girl. My interest in metal developed when I began college in 2000 at the University of Tennessee where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Sculpture. I mainly focused on huge steel pieces and cast iron and bronze. It took me ENTIRELY way too long to graduate but when I finally did, in 2011 (I told you it took me way too long!) I naturally gravitated back towards my original love for jewelry.
In 2013 I began professionally selling my work. I work from my tiny studio and travel to art shows all over the country. It helps that my two biggest passions in life are making art and traveling. It's been a really cool life so far.
I couldn't have done any of this without the help of Cadi. In 2014 I was looking to expand my horizons and needed a partner that could help. Since hiring her I have been able to tackle a million things that would not have been possible by myself. We both left corporate jobs and are now working more hours then we ever had but having way more fun. We are both passionate about sustainable economies and uplifting women. This venture has enabled us to focus on both of those core principles.
On a personal note: We both love animals and are confused as to why we don't already have our own podcast because we're hilarious.