Clay Trout Pottery
67 Acushnet Road
Mattapoisett, Ma. 02739
Kim received a New Bedford Cultural Council Grant to produced three ornamental sculpted urns which are on permanent display at The New Bedford Art Museum. These pots were made to commemorate the city of New Bedford's Audubon Collection.
Cultural Exchange To Japan November 2001
As a potter with a sculptural background, I have always responded to the integrity of classic forms and proportions. Using these strong forms in my own work, I then alter and embellish them with ornamentation. Often the source of inspiration for these details comes from nature; shells, leaves, bee etc. I have chosen the plant container as my main vehicle of expression. My pots are functional sculptures designed to be used. I enjoy seeing them completed by the potted plant or arrangement of flowers. I have also developed a wide range of sculpted glazed tiles. The tiles are sculpted in high relief and glazed. I also paint in oils, mostly plein air. Landscape painting is a particular passion.
Masters of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2012
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1978
Associate of Fine Arts, Colby Sawyer College, 1976
Special Student in Ceramics Program, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1993-1995
2013-present Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department and Art Teacher, CATS Academy Boston
1992-present Owner, Clay Trout Pottery
2009 Regent Pictures, Sherlock Holms Movie, Astoria, New York, produced props for major motion picture featuring, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, directed by Guy Ritchie.
2008 Ceramics Teacher, Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
2007 Designed and created logo pots for Polo Ralph Lauren Company’s 2007 Spring line. The order consisted of just under 1000 pots and was sold in all the Flagship stores in the USA, England, Milan, Italy, Paris, France and Brussels. The pots were featured on the cover of the Spring 07 Home Catalog.
2006 Artworks Gallery, "Artworks Mentor Program", New Bedford, MA
2002 2004, Tabor Academy, Advisor for Tabor Academy Senior Projects, Marion, MA
1992-98 Ceramics Activity Head, Tabor Academy Summer Program
1983-84 Member of Pottery Co-op, Radcliffe Pottery
1982-83 Apprentice, Scargo Stoneware Pottery
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