Ceramic artists list
> Ceramic artists list 100. Tim Rowan 99. Graciela Olio 98. Michal Fargo 97. Ryan Blackwell 96. Ellen Schön 95. Francesco Ardini 94. David Gallagher 93. Elizabeth Shriver 92. Jason Hackett 91. Patricia Sannit 90. Bente Skjøttgaard 89. Steve Belz 88. Ruth Power 87. Jenni Ward 86. Liliana Folta 85. Kira O'Brien 84. Annie Woodford 83. Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso 82. Bogdan Teodorescu 81. Kimberly Cook 80. Paula Bellacera 79. Debra Fleury 78. Cindy Billingsley 77. David Gilbaugh 76. Teresa & Helena Jané 75. Marianne McGrath 74. Suzanne Stumpf 73. Deborah Britt 72. Kathy Pallie 71. Els Wenselaers 70. Kjersti Lunde 69. Brian Kakas 68. Marie T. Hermann 67. Mark Goudy 66. Susan Meyer 65. Simcha Even-Chen 64. Barbara Fehrs 63. Shamai Gibsh 62. Natalia Dias 61. Bethany Krull 60. Amanda Simmons 59. Arthur Gonzalez 58. Chris Riccardo 57. Akiko Hirai W 56. Johannes Nagel 55. Rika Herbst 54. Liza Riddle 53. Chang Hyun Bang 52. Virginie Besengez 51. Jasmin Rowlandson 50. Chris Wight 49. Wim Borst 48. Rafael Peréz 47. Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir 46. Cathy Coëz 45. Merete Rasmussen 44. Carol Gouthro 43. JoAnn Axford 42. David Carlsson 41. Margrieta Jeltema 40. David Roberts 39. Patrick Colhoun 38. Abigail Simpson 37. Signe Schjøth 36. Katharine Morling 35. Dryden Wells 34. Antonella Cimatti 33. Cynthia Lahti 32. Carole Epp 31. Blaine Avery 30. Ian Shelly 29. Jim Kraft 28. Wesley Anderegg 27. Connie Norman 26. Arlene Shechet 25. Young Mi Kim 24. Jason Walker 23. Peter Meanley 22. Shane Porter 21. Jennifer McCurdy 20. Yoichiro Kamei 19. Debbie Quick 18. Ian F Thomas 17. John Shirley 16. Grayson Perry 15. Vivika & Otto Heino 14. Georges Jeanclos 13. Daniel Kavanagh 12. Nagae Shigekazu 11. Matthew Chambers 10. Tim Andrews 9. Claire Muckian 8. Adam Frew 7. Maciej Kasperski 6. Roxanne Jackson 5. Keith Schneider 4. Celeste Bouvier 3. Tim Scull 2. Kim Westad 1. Sara Paloma

Kim Westad

Kim Westad Contemporary ceramics magazine

View Kim Westad’s works featured on Ceramics Now Magazine

“After graduating with a BFA from the University of Connecticut, I began a career in graphic design. After a few years of working in my field, I realized that my need to create could not be fulfilled by sitting in front of a computer. A friend suggested that I take a pottery class and after a little convincing, I agreed.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that working with clay was what had been missing from my creative life. I started having dreams about throwing and not long after beginning that class, I left the graphic design world and a steady paycheck behind in order to devote all of my time and attention to ceramics. Initially, that meant washing the studio floor at Creative Arts Workshop in exchange for extra studio time. The following year, I moved to Brooklyn where I worked for and alongside several well established potters and ceramic artists. In May 2004, I set up my own studio and began designing and producing a body of work.

In keeping with my love of throwing, all of my pieces still begin on the wheel. My formal art training, the human body, nature and modern industrial design and architecture all have an impact on my work. These influences have served as important references in my experimentation of the altering and reconstruction of traditional forms. Form is the most important aspect of my pieces which I augment by manipulating fluid lines and curves to enhance the beauty and function of each piece.

It is important to me that people enjoy handling and using my vessels as much as viewing them, so each pieces is built to be aesthetically and tactically pleasing. I know that my quality of life is definitely dependent upon my surroundings and I am certainly more comfortable and happy when I am surrounded by the people, animals and things that I love. I create each Whirl, vase and vessel with the hope that it will bring joy to its new owner and add beauty and visual interest to its new home.

I am currently working out of my studio in the beautiful Bronx, New York.” Kim Westad

Kim Westad’s C.V. (resume) - View her works

EDUCATION
2001 - Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
1998 - BFA Graphic Design. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1992-1995 - Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004 - Present Studio Ceramist. Bronx, NY
2003 - 2006 Assistant, Rezware. NY, NY
2002 - 2003 Studio Assistant, The Painted Pot. Brooklyn, NY
2002 Studio Assistant, Creative Arts Workshop. New Haven, CT
2000 - 2001 Graphic Designer, VIA. Danbury, CT
1999 - 2000 Graphic Designer, Quench Design Group. Providence, RI
1998 - 1999 Graphic Designer, Whitticombe & Frost. Woodbury, CT

SELECT PUBLICATIONS
2009 - Niche Magazine, 2010 Niche Awards Finalist
2008 - 500 Plates & Chargers, Lark Books
2008 - Niche Magazine, Artist Profile
2007 - House Beautiful, 101 Vases
2007 - Las Vegas Home & Design

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
2010 - NICHE Awards Finalist, www.NICHEAwards.com
2009 - One of a Kind Show NYC, Pier 94, NY, NY
2009 - Jersey Shore Clay National 2009, m. t. burton gallery. Surf City, NJ
2008 - Steamboat Springs Invitational Teapot Show. Steamboat Springs, CO
2008 - Bust Craftacular. NY, NY
2008 - Modern Mart IV: Emerging Designers Invitational. NY, NY
2008 - Made in Clay Invitational, Greenwich House Pottery. NY, NY
2007 - Bust Craftacular. NY, NY
2007 - Etsy!, Pocket Utopia Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2007 - Armonk Outdoor Art and Fine Craft Fair. Armonk, NY
2007 - Renegade Craft Fair. Brooklyn, NY
2007 - Jersey Shore Clay National 2007, m. t. burton gallery. Surf City, NJ
2007 - Solo Exhibition, Kiva Cafe. NY,NY
2006 - Craft As Art Festival, Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn, NY
2006 - Goods and Objects Artisan Exhibition, Pelham Art Center. Pelham, NY
2005 - Craft As Art Festival, Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn, NY
2005 - The 20th Annual Autum Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center. NY, NY
2005 - The 29th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center. NY, NY
2005 - The Arts Festival at Lyndhurst Estate. Tarrytown, NY

Visit the artist’s website, her Etsy shop and her blog.

→ View our featured ceramic artists list (posts).
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and like our Facebook page if you want to stay in touch with us.

© Photographs, written works or other media, are subject to copyright and belong to the artist. We do not own any copyrights unless specified.


All work is copyright of respective owner, otherwise © 2014 Ceramics Now. Website design by Thomas Cullen. Powered by Tumblr.