Stories Behind the Artists

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Ring by Kim Harrell











Kim Harrell
Jewelry Faculty


How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
I was approached by Rachel Basye and Rebecca Vaughn to teach jewelry at ASLD  as they had decided to offer jewelry classes. For some reason they decided I was the one to set it up! 

How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
ASLD has made me a better teacher. I have become more aware of my skills and process and how to communicate these things in a way that is easily understood. I love what I do and have great passion for it. Working at ASLD gives me an opportunity to share it.

What faculty members have you taken courses with as ASLD?
Joe Higgins, Mitch Caster and Mark Friday (this was interrupted by COVID and I only had one screen printing session).

What do you like about the ASLD community?
It has given me many professional opportunities such as the Summer Art Market which is the only ‘art fair’ I participate in all year; being featured on Art Scene (Denver Channel 8), Art & Soul, etc. I have acquired private students and received commissions from my interactions at ASLD. One of the best things is I get to interact with my fellow artists. We are so spread out, working individually in our studios and our own little worlds. I take classes with my colleagues, run into them at SAM and in the building and at ASLD and non-ASLD art events. I feel part of a community – it’s almost like a ‘club’