Kym Owens
Biography: I was adopted as a baby from Vietnam and brought to the flatlands of Lubbock,Texas. I grew up as a classically trained ballet dancer and then moved to New York City after receiving my BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. While in NYC, I discovered that pottery was truly a way to express myself and encompass my artistic endeavors. After 16 years of classical ballet training I decided to retire my point shoes and get my hands dirty in clay. I worked for over a decade as a lead thrower producing over 200 pieces of pottery a week. While this type of practice sharpened my skills as a potter I knew it wasn’t sustainable. I decided to go full time as a studio potter and develop my own cohesive line of pottery. Another decade has gone by and I am now in a place where I spend most of my days creating highly surfaced decorated porcelain pottery that is visually appealing and has a wonderful tactile quality. I get lost in time when I’m applying my slip dots and never would have imagined that I would spend hours decorating one pot. It brings me great joy and calmness when I’m in my studio dotting away the day… Always follow your dreams and one day you will realize your living it. Artists Statement: I am a maker of fancy porcelain pottery. My work is highly decorative with different layers of surface slip designs. Each pot is carefully and precisely executed with a mindful meditative approach to the overall design and decoration. I purposely want my pottery to feel tactile, soothing, and visually inspiring. I would like people to have a sense of wonderment and excitement each time they use my pottery… I know I still do each time I create one.


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