As far back as I can remember, I have been creating, when I was 10 I sold my first piece of art in my Dad’s art store. Since then, I have worked with paints, knitting, needle work, mixed media, card making, and painting on silk but my newest love is pottery. I took a pottery course at the art gallery in Swift current in the fall of 2014, Lloyd Garthus was my pottery instructor. I fell in love with pottery right away and 5 weeks after touching clay for the first time, I had my own pottery studio.
I make functional pieces, plates, bowls, mugs, pitchers and vases. I love being able to take a lump of clay that has come from Saskatchewan ground and make something beautiful out of it. Each piece is unique and sometimes has a story that goes with it. I have been experimenting with a variety of glazes and underglazes and feel I am beginning to find my own style.
I have heard many potters say how making pottery can be healing and it is true. The whole process from, forming the piece, the quite time of sanding, to the creative glazing, and the very exciting revealing of the finished product, is healing for the soul.
I live 9km east of Swift Current with my husband and two of our 4 kids that still live at home. We have transformed our walkout basement into a pottery studio and are open to public.
You can see my work at https://www.facebook.com/KimUndsethpottery