Kim Murton, Sculpture and Ceramics
Kim Murton has been making sculpture and functional ceramics in her home in Vancouver, WA for nearly two decades, working mostly with low-fire terracotta clay and colored slips. Her work ranges from small round heads that fit in your hand to larger coil-built, abstract figurative totem pieces and large 3′ tall heads. Her colorful, cartoon-like pieces are influenced from pre-Columbian and Mexican pottery , mixed with training and work history in animation and a love of comics. Long ago Kim studied ceramics at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a study of film and animation at The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. After graduating she worked in the animation industry on staff for RO Blechman , and later for JJ Sedelmaier, Jumbo Pictures and Tony Eastman. A move west led to studio work and teaching at The Firehouse Pottery Lab in Boulder, Colorado and eventually a move further west and study at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. Her work can be seen in and around Portland, Seattle, Salem and Eugene.