ocean & stardust studio by kim nogueira

We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder and our souls are deep with dreams...

—  gypsy saying


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Kim Nogueira b. 1967
art jeweller/automaton maker


  • 1990 BA Sociology, Smith College
  • 1999-2016: production goldsmith/sales at R & I Patton Goldsmithing
  • workshops with Alan Burton Thompson, Pat Flynn, Jessica Calderwood, Harlan Butt

Juried/Invitational Exhibitions

  • 2017   Different Developments; group exhibition; Bajo el Sol Gallery, St John
  • 2017   Alchemy 4: Enamelist Society's juried international biennial exhibition; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, National Ornamental Metals Museum, Ohio Craft Museum; TN and OH
  • 2017   Here + Now; Urban Institute for Contemporary Art; Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2017   International Metal Clay Exhibition; Pole Bijou Gallery, Baccarat, France
  • 2016   Florida Society of Goldsmith's Storytelling in Metal national juried exhibition ; Morean Arts Center, Florida
  • 2016   Abandoned Margins: policing the black female body; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2015   Under Fire; Enamel Guild North East international juried online exhibition
  • 2015   Perspectives: Crossroads; Kimbery Boulon Fine Art Gallery, VI
  • 2015/16   Alchemy 3: Enamelist Society's juried international biennial exhibition; Montserrat College of Art, Worcester Center for Craft, NH League of Craftsmen, McGowan Gallery; MA and NH
  • 2015   Perspectives: Reflections; Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, VI
  • 2015   Tales from the Toolbox curated by Mark Fenn; narrative jewelry crafthaus exhibition
  • 2014   Narrative Jewelry Show, Brumfield’s Gallery, ID
  • 2014   Espaijoya; Barcelona, Spain
  • 2014   Madrid Joya Show; Madrid, Spain
  • 2014   Soulcology in Metals, Guilford Art Center, CT
  • 2014   The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2014, international online exhibition and book
  • 2014   Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature, Lillstreet Art Center, IL
  • 2013   Behind the Brooch Part 2,  crafthaus exhibition
  • 2012   Innovations in Metal Clay, juried exhibition mounted for the 6th biennial PMC Guild conference
  • 2012   Small Treasures II,  crafthaus exhibition


  • 2016   Third Place; Florida Society of Goldsmith's Storytelling in Metal juried national exhibition
  • 2015   The Gemmy's; Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine's annual design competition
  • 2013   First Place, Mitsubishi Materials Corp. Tales of the Heart competition
  • 2012   First Place, Metal Clay Artist Magazine’s Metal Clay Plus competition
  • 2011   Second Place, Metal Clay Today’s Hinges competition
  • 2011   First Place, Metal Clay Today’s Metal Clay in Motion competition


  • 2015   Gold & Time; Joyas que hablan; June issue
  • 2014   JCK online, Jewelry Art goes on Display at Brumfield's Gallery, July
  • 2014   Art Jewelry Magazine, The Back Page, May issue
  • 2013   Living an Artful Life by Brit Hammer, April issue
  • 2013   The Art and Design of Metal Clay 2013 Calendar
  • 2013   Caribbean Connection: The Magical World of Automatons Old Town Crier
  • 2012   Metal Clay Artist Magazine, vol. 3, issue 3
  • 2012   Making a Simple Crank Mechanism by Kim Nogueira , Metal Clay Today fall issue
  • 2012   Kim Nogueira Creates Miniature Worlds of Enchantment with Automatons St. John Tradewinds
  • 2012   The Art and Design of Metal Clay and More 2012 Calendar


  • 2015   The Gemmy's; Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist's Design Competition
  • 2015   A Hundred for One: Metalsmiths Linked
  • 2015   Alchemy 3: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels exhibition catalogue
  • 2014   Anuario de Joyeria Contemporanea
  • 2014   The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange by Olga Raben
  • 2014   Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches and Pin Stems by Lorena Angulo
  • 2014   Lark Books 1000 Beads