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About Us • Artsist Statement • Artist Biography • Email: Kathleen@islandartworks.com


We  are located at 89 British Cemetery Road, on Ocracoke Island. We stay open until the 1st of January and are then available by appt. only until the end of March. Our phone is 252-928-3892, address for mailing USPS is POB 429, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0429, address for shipping UPS & FedEx is 89 British Cemetary Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960. See  attached map  for directions.

SHIPPING:   We ship both UPS and USPS  priority mail.  We prefer to send our jewelry by Fed Ex.   Call  for  shipping costs when ordering. 

Ocracoke Village Map

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I live on a small island, buffeted by wind and sea, flooded periodically by hurricanes and isolated when the waves are too churned up for the ferries to run.  These are times that cause me to be moved both consciously and subconsciously by nature.

I  interpret these moments into tangible form whether it be a piece of jewelry, assembled sculpture, a quick sketch or just a collection of the day’s beach  finds.

 Here we are surrounded by nature:  the sea and the sound, the sand, salt and rust continually creating and recreating form.  This is what inspires my work.

Kathleen Oneal scalloping on the Coast of Ocracoke Island.



  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.  BFA 

    Continuing studies…

    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

Metalsmithing and Enameling Workshops:

Shows and Galleries:

  • Sculptural Solo Exhibit, Peachtree Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Sculptural Solo Exhibit, Gallery 305 Cameron, Chapel Hill, NC
  • NC Society of Goldsmiths Exhibition, Pinehurst, NC
  • American Crafters Gallery, New York, NY
  • Eclectica, Savannah, GA
  • Browning Artworks, Hatteras Island, NC
  • John Silver Gallery, Manteo, NC
  • Murex Gallery, Roanoke Island, NC
  • 9th Street Gallery, Durham, NC

Professional Affiliations:

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