"The jewelry and silverware I make is informed by a philosophy of 'less is more.' My work expresses an emphasis on line, edges and texture. Using sheet and wire, through the application of traditional and non-traditional silversmithing techniques, I reveal the qualities of my materials. Often, they are qualities that are lesser known leaving the viewer to wonder - what is that or how did it come to be?"
Kim Harrell is a silversmith and jewelry artist who makes distinctly textured and clean-lined jewelry and hollowware, primarily using precious metals and occasionally combined with unconventional materials such as felt, rubber, and steel. She studied at the London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design where she obtained her B.A. in Silversmithing, Jewelry and Allied Crafts. Kim was born in Denver, CO and has resided in Aurora, CO since 2003 after living in London (UK) for 14 years. She teaches at the Art Students League of Denver and the Community College of Aurora.
Kim's work is represented at Mai Wyn Fine Art (Denver, CO); Jace Romick Gallery (Steamboat Springs, CO), form & concept (Santa Fe, NM) and Mountain Home (Evergreen, CO). Her work can be found in numerous private collections, corporate collections and can be seen The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art (Denver, CO) in the Sculpture gallery.