Owner/Designer/Maker of Black Swamp

Partner/Designer/Maker at Joseph Thompson Woodworks

Freelance Design Consultant

Freelance Writer


To contact Katie for writing, speaking or design inquiries, please email her directly at Katie.Kozar(at)



#DearCongress Social Media Video Contribution, TODAY, NBC News

Exhibitions and Shows

SC State Museum “Carolina Makers” Exhibit, Columbia, SC

-One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL
-Root City Market, Atlanta, GA
-Renegade Craft Fair Summer and Mini Markets, Chicago, IL
-Lowcountry Artist Market, Charleston, SC
LOCAL Makers Series featuring Joseph Thompson Woodworks and Black Swamp, Dwelling, Charleston, SC

One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL
-Art with a BANGS, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA

One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL
Antique and Design Center, High Point Market October 2012, High Point, NC
25: Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA

American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA

Kickstarter Campaigns

Little Beaver Builds a Bed – A Children’s Book, Successfully funded, August 2015

Black Swamp  Naturally Inspired Jewelry, Successfully funded, November 2014


Artist Talk – 24th Annual Decatur Arts Festival – Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA


-Aboyan, Laura, “Columbia Food A History of Cuisine in the Famously Hot City”, History Press

-Thompson, Katie, Solecki, Kristen, “Little Beaver Builds a Bed,” BookBaby

Other Previous Work and Contributions, Charleston, SC
Charleston Farmers Market Assistant Manager and Finance Assistant, City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston, SC
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, Internship, Charleston, SC
Oxy-Acetylene Welding Course at Mirabella-Finch Studio, Augusta, GA
Pinckney’s Produce Community Supported Agriculture Program, Membership Coordinator, Holly Hill, SC and Beaufort, SC

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