Meet Kim Tatalick
Jeweler – educator – business owner Kim Tatalick recently relocated to St. Petersburg. Kim grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a BFA in Metals and Jewelry and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, and MFA in Metals/Jewelry / CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Kim taught at Savannah College of Art and Design for nearly twenty years.
Kim’s studio practice focuses on two bodies of work. The first grew from Kim’s academic research. It incorporates forms from jewelry’s rich history and uses modern materials like printed plastics and found objects to communicate concepts. The second body of work is made from precious metal and gemstones and is designed to be wearable. Employing software in the design process allows Kim to create clean modern forms with precise details.
Kim’s work has been exhibited at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Miami University Art Museum, Velvet DaVinci Gallery, Wexler Gallery and others, and has been published in Metalsmith Magazine, Lapidary Journal and JCK Magazine. She is a recipient of a 2018 emerging artist grant from Florida CraftArt.