KATHLEEN NOWAK TUCCI
Kathleen Nowak Tucci, a Gulf Coast eco-designer and artist for 25 years, has turned her creative focus to designing couture accessories constructed from recycled rubber bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes. Her current collections include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, belts and purses. Appearing in Fashion Market Week in NYC three times a year, Tucci’s designs have landed in some of the most exclusive boutiques across the United States and Europe.
In 2011, Tucci was juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show, as one of 120 artists the Smithsonian selected from a field of 1300. Her attendance here achieved recognition from the Smithsonian’s Womens Society and she was subsequently invited to participate in the 2011 and 2012 Craft2Wear events in Washington DC. Only 40 artists who have already shown in the Smithsonian Craft Show are selected for these prestigious events.