Signature Artist - Katherine De Sousa
Katherine De Sousa designed for Steuben from 1969 until 1972. Born in Fort Wayne Indiana, she is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Ceramics) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA Ceramics. Educated primarily as a ceramist, she worked for Professor Walter Gropius and Mr. Louis McMillen of The Architect's Collaborative in Cambridge, MA, on designs for Rosenthal China. Her design for the TAC I tea set for Rosenthal won the Gold Medal of the Senate in 1970 at the International Exhibit in Faenza Italy.
Based in Connecticut, Katherine has been working as an independent designer since 1978.
Katherine’s crystal designs have been produced by major crystal houses of the world, including Steuben Glass, Baccarat Crystal, Val St. Lambert Crystal, and Hoya Crystal.
She has designed tableware and giftware in a range of materials for many top USA and International companies including: Rosenthal, Lenox, Mikasa, Reed & Barton, Yamazaki, Wilton Armetale and Sasaki.
She has also designed houswewares for Corning and Revere, bedding ensembles for Martex and stationery for Crane & Co.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Crystal Signatures developing my ideas for crystal jewelry.” Katherine De Sousa