Ceramic Sculptures and Art Pieces
At Dark Sky Pottery, Kim creates sculptural, ceramic pieces in the Staffordshire Moorlands area of the Peak District.
Inspired by the natural beauty of the countryside, her creations feature both abstract forms and representations of local animals, such as sheep, hens, and owls, typically made using white earthstone clay.
Each piece is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted, embodying a commitment to creating unique artwork that celebrates the essence of the surrounding area, and showcases Kim’s appreciation of tone and contrast.
Each sculptural piece is created through a labour-intensive process that demands an exceptional level of skill, patience, and dedication. Intricate details and delicate features are carved and molded by hand to ensure each piece is truly unique.
After an initial drying period, the sculptures each undergo a unique finishing process to achieve a particular effect. Some pieces are hand-burnished and fired over naked-flames to introduce smoke-tones; others are fired in a traditional kiln using specialist glazes to draw out nuances of tone and contrast.
The result is a stunning work of art that tells its own story.