Based in Abergavenny, Kim has worked in the heritage and tourism sectors across the UK for almost 30 years. Through this time her passion for telling the stories of South Wales and the people that drove the Industrial Revolution across the world has heightened as her knowledge about the area’s history and geology has increased. This professional passion has now been combined with her new love, ceramics.
Kim's work is hand built or cast, integrating textures, colours and oxides. The narrative may be developed within a single vessel, or by combining numerous elements for wall displays or installations.
The layered porcelain in the pieces in this exhibition were inspired by the geology of the South Wales Coalfield; the layers are pressed, distorted and cut just like the layers of the coal measures. The clay is also an analogy for the way that community memories are hidden, often buried deep into the past, or distorted as they are remembered and shared.
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