K. Allison Ceramics
About The Artist
Kimberly Allison • Salem, MA
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Hi, I’m Kim! I’m a ceramic artist and instructor from Salem, MA. Even as a child, I’ve always had a tactile imagination that likes to freeze moments in time. I wonder what would it be like to wring water from a cloud like a sponge? To squeeze burned embers back together into a new form? To pluck a puddle from the ground and save its unique shape? This playful urge to capture nature in unnatural ways is something I constantly explore and have fun with in my ceramics work.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I work in porcelain and love to create both hand-built and wheel-thrown forms equally. I often make pieces inspired by airy clouds, raindrops, peeled bark, burned wood, and drippy water or sap. I absolutely love texture and carving clay with an X-Acto blade. Any textures you see on my work are hand-carved individually so that no two pieces are ever alike. I also use a limited palette of slips, underglazes, glazes, and most recently gold luster to create both functional and decorative works.