Oil on Water (necklace), 2010. Repoussee gold and silver fish, charolite, ruby.
Oil on Water (necklace), 2010. Repoussee gold and silver fish, charolite, ruby.

Linda Kindler Priest creates little environments or stories that can be worn. The themes are derived from nature and encompass everything from dragonflies to giraffes to wooly mammoths. The images are sculpted directly into metal which are used in combination with unusual shaped and colored minerals and crystals that she cuts specifically to complete her statements. 

She is an active artist who is currently in the Aaron Faber Gallery, NY, NY; Facere, Seattle, WA; Cooley Art Gallery, Old Lyme, CT, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. She has participated in over 100 invitational gallery and juried craft shows, including museums shows. These have been all around the country. Some of the highlights have been SOFA Shows with the Aaron Faber Gallery both the NY spring and Chicago fall shows, eight different juried themed shows in Racine art Museum, WI, a 2006 theme show in the Contemporary Craft Museum in Oregon, and a 2001 solo show at the St. Botolph Club in Boston,.

Recent awards have been:
Excellence in Jewelry at CraftBoston, 2010
Excellence Award, American Craft Council show, Baltimore, 
Maryland 2010
Excellence in Jewelry, Smithsonian Craft show2008 

Books that have her work featured:
500 Gemstone Jewels, Lark Books, 2010
Celebrating 70, Lorene publications, 2010
Masters Gold, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2009
Chasing & Repousse, Nancy Megan Corwin, Brynmorgen Press 2009
500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Books, 2008
Signs of Life contemporary art and literature catalogue Facere, Seattle, Wa 2006

She has been quoted or mentioned in different national magazines, including feature articles about her work in:
Ornament Magazine, No 1, 2007
Ornament Magazine, Summer 1999
Lapidary Journal, July 1998

Linda's work is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston collection.