Kim Cridler
  • Rockford, MI
  • United States
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Rockford, MI
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Kim Cridler: Short bio & statement

Trained as a metalsmith, Kim creates works that utilize the history, making, and meaning of craft and domestic ornamentation. She most recently taught as Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Kim earned an MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and studied at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Kim has taught in art programs across the country including University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and Penland School of Crafts.

Of her work she writes: I am on object maker. I believe in their power to enrich, record, and extend our lives. As a child growing up in rural Michigan, I learned my family history through utilitarian and decorative objects rather than photographs. It is no coincidence that I chose to study craft, an area whose ties to function, labor, the sensual, and the real and everyday actions of life have not been entirely severed. I believe that the forms, processes, and materials that give flesh to objects of utility and ornament are rich with content, and consider this to be the subject of my work.

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Field Study #15: Burr Oak, 2012

"The delicate line quality absolutely beautiful! Really makes the piece come alive."
Apr 26, 2013

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At 11:47am on October 9, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 1:23am on February 8, 2010, Kyle Patnaude said…
Not to be funny or anything, but I think I may need to consider this silver chin armor for all us feather weight wrestlers out there. Best thing I've heard all week! I thank your subconscious metalsmither.
At 8:58pm on December 7, 2009, Heejin Hwang said…
Wow~~Thank you.
I am really happy to study with you. ^^
At 6:07pm on July 9, 2009, Catherine Chandler said…
Your work is amazing! I'm always in awe of people who create objects from wire--it strikes me as require obscene amounts of time, patience, and calculations!
At 11:18am on April 3, 2009, Burcu Büyükünal said…
Hi Kim,
Thank you so much. I have already known your work since Jamie Bennett told me about you. It is really amazing.
Burcu
At 8:00pm on March 27, 2009, gene pijanowski said…
love your work.
gene
At 7:06pm on January 30, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Hi Kim,

The students that applied are the best that I have! They're great. They have been selective regarding their choices and really want to work with you and Lisa. I don't believe in accepting my former undergraduates graduates into my MFA program. If I did, I would not hesitate to accept these students.

The semester is underway (my second week) and I have never been so busy. I hope the workload lets up. How are things going in Madison? How's your family?

Regards,

Billie
At 7:25pm on January 27, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Hi Kim,

Nice to see you on crafthaus!

Billie
At 2:16pm on January 26, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Kim:

Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us.

Please add a few images of your work and your thoughts to the blog/discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.

I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
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