Linda Kindler Priest

Linda Kindler Priest sculpts images directly into precious metal using the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé. These forms are paired with minerals, crystals, and precious stones sought out and cut by the artist. Combining these elements, Linda sets a nuanced scene capturing the spirit of an animal and its landscape.

“My small nature-based sculptures are made to be worn. When I see a heron fly, a squirrel standing upright on my doorstep, or a tiger at a zoo, I am amazed by their grace, agility and strength. I try to capture the essence of each living being in metal… My small sculptures are a balance of imagery, materials, color and form. They are art that can be worn." -Linda Kindler Priest

 

Linda Kindler Priest graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has taught at the DeCordova Museum and the Massachusetts College of Art as well as at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Her work is featured in numerous publications including Masters Gold (Lark Books, 2009) and Chasing & Repousse (Brynmorgen Press, 2009). Linda has participated in over 100 invitational gallery, museum, and juried craft shows, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Current Work

"Polar Bear on Ice" 
Two part brooch/pendant. Polar bear top (approx. 1 1/4 x 1 3/4")is 14k yellow gold with 30pt diamonds. Bottom is 14k yellow gold, 9pt diamond, quartz crystal, and sterling silver (1 x 1 3/4"). 7 x 5" frame. 

Baby Elephant Walk 
Two park brooch/pendant. Top elephant (1 3/8 x 1 5/8") is 14k yellow gold, with 77pt sapphires. Bottom (1 11/16 x 1 7/16") is 14k yellow gold, with 35pt sapphires, and lapis lazuli set in oxidized sterling silver.

Past Work

 

Baby Stilt Leg 
Two part brooch in 14k gold, faceted green sapphires, crystal aquamarine, and silver. 
Exhibit: Louder than Words 

Young Lily-Trotter 
Locket and brooch. Silver, gold, cognac diamonds and ruby. 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2006 

1940 "The End of Art Deco" 
Double brooch in 14k yellow gold, silver, sapphire, and topaz crystal. 2 x 3.25" 
Exhibit: Celebrating 70