Grouping of Rings
Silver, Bakelite, Bisque, China &
White Buffalo Stone
Kimberly Price

Kimberley Price – Jeweller

 

Artist Statement

I create ‘art jewellery.’ My work spans ages and continents, bringing unexpected elements together to form beautiful pieces of body adornment.

 

About the Artist

I create because I ‘have to’. It is as necessary as breathing. Over the years my chosen method of expression has consistently been jewellery. I have transformed polymer clay, silver and beads of every description and age, into wearable art. I have macramed, silversmithed, woven and strung to accomplish this.

Creativity was encouraged as I grew up in Port Perry, where my jewellery business began in high school, over 35 years ago. Growing up in a vibrant, eclectic household full of art and antiques helped to set my creative path which continues to this day.

Currently my preferred combinations are those of vintage and antique pieces worked with semi precious or glass beads and old silver. Inspired by the art of other cultures, I may string, for example, antique silver beads from the Turkoman of northern Afghanistan with 19thC Venetian trade beads.

Alternatively, I can bring out my saw and torch to pair a vintage Bakelite dress clip or a contemporary Fordite cabochon with sterling silver to create a unique statement ring.

Occasionally I switch gears from the big beads and pull out my seed beads. Here I meticulously pick through containers of these tiny orbs, and one by one, weave together bright, graphic, one of a kind wearable art. These pieces take their inspiration, in part, from Native North American and Afri

Vintage African Prayer Amulet,
Strung on Lapis,
Tribal Silver, Lapis
20″
Kimberly Price

can beadworkers.

All in all I create because I have to. It is a passion that wont be quelled and keeps me thinking, focused and happy.

 

416.434.2540

email: kimsbeadwork@gmail.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/KIMBERLEYPRICEJEWELLERY

Site #17 with Guest Artist Nancy Newman

65 Lakeview Drive, Port Perry (south east of Scugog (7A) and Simcoe St.)

 

Shows & Exhibitions

2017-2018 Lake Scugog Studio Tour
1998-2018 Cabbagetown Art and Crafts Show
2014-2015 Blue Heron Show
2007-2018 Uxbridge Studio Tour
2013-2017 The Wearable Art Show
2013 Port Credit Emporium – Pop-up Boutique
2013 Festival International Montreal en Arts (FIMA)
2013 The Makers Hand
2006-2012 The Moose Show
2006-2008 Beaches Studio Tour
2005-2006 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2004-2005 Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
1990-1993 Beaches Arts and Crafts Show

“Around the World’ Necklace
Vintage & Trade Beads
20″
Kimberly Price

Exhibitions
2013 A World of Beads, Wearable Art – Solo Exhibit – July- The Lindsay Gallery
2013 Artist of the Month – February – Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery
2004 A Passion for Beads – Solo Exhibit – Kent Farndale Gallery
2001 Focus on Glass – Gallery East – Loveland, Colorado
2000 Embellished Shoe – Loveland Art Museum – Loveland, Colorado – traveled USA for one year
1998 Myths and Folktales of the World – Bead and Button Show – Portland, Oregon
1987 Solo Exhibition – Kent Farndale Gallery