Kim

Kim

Lustre

Kim works in our lustre department, where she takes great care to decorate our glazed ceramic pieces with shiny golden details. When Kim started at the studio in 1994, she learned how to apply stains and decals to pottery, and paint to furniture. She especially enjoys slipcasting, in which liquid clay is poured into our plaster molds, forming a cast on the inside cavity of the mold (instead of forming the clay by hand). Some of her favorite pieces to work on include the Courtly Check Ring Dish and the Courtly Check Brush Jar. On weekends, she enjoys remodeling and landscaping. Kim used to live in Arizona and now finds great joy in experiencing all four seasons: “I’m not sure I would have such a respect for the beauty of upstate New York if I hadn’t left. If I had to pick one season, it would be the pond area during fall. We are lucky to be able to work in a place where you can find such beauty in the grounds outside.”