Kimberlie Tatalick earned a B.F.A in Metals and Jewelry and a B.S. in Education from Miami University in 1994 and a M.F.A in Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1996. Tatalick’s research focuses on the integration of new technology into the art jewelry field. Her work has been exhibited at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Miami University Art Museum, Velvet DaVinci Gallery and Wexler Gallery and published in Metalsmith Magazine, Lapidary Journal and JCK Magazine.
Kim taught at Savannah College of Art and Design for nearly 20 years. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the owner and operator of Kimmie T Studio LLC; A company that produces wearable fine jewelry.
I have always loved the process of bringing my creations to life. During college I discovered that the technical aspects of working with metal were a good fit with my problem-solving skills and desire for creative expression. As a graduate student I helped pioneer the process of blending the latest developments in computer engineering and 3D-modeling with the historical processes of working with metals to create fine jewelry.
My work has two different inspirations, often the more wearable fine jewelry is influenced by the lush Florida landscapes. I also love the history of jewelry, it’s sentimental symbolism and how this is intwined with monetary value. These themes are referenced in my conceptual pieces.