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KIM ANN TREIBER

Kim’s ceramic studies began at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on Native American Studies. Hand building, throwing on the wheel, and micaceous clay inspire her work. 

Micaceous clay is indigenous to the Taos area. It is a “low fire” clay, which is traditionally hand built and fired in a pit using manure, pine needles, wood and other combustibles to encourage the clay to have flashes of reds, oranges, black and grey. It is food safe, as the Pueblo People have used this pottery as cookware and storage for centuries. The entire micaceous creation from start to finish is quite labor intensive, but well worth it, resulting in beautiful organic vessels which serve both art and function. 

Kim’s work is described as, “purposefully organic with live edge detail”. Her latest works are a full reduction of the micaceous clay rendering it black with the flecks of mica shining through. The “Starry Starry Night” finish reflects Taos’ sparking night skies. 

 

Kim also works with conventional clay bodies and high fire glazes, used on her “peace and love” mugs and functional dishes and bowls. 

 

“I love Taos and it’s multi-cultural interconnectedness. I feel at home here and have been very fortunate to be part of this vast artistic community. I’m excited by the Southwestern landscape, living simply and close to nature.