Pottery consumed me in 1982, first by learning how to throw on the wheel taking classes intermittently at a community college. Then, in 2006 when Professor Vince Pitelka from Tennessee came to Houston do a workshop. Learning from him on how to handbuild proved a challenge as it typically is learned first before throwing on the wheel. Currently, figurative clay sculpture and figurative drawing since 2008 in Willy Wang's Workshop has been truly rewarding with the goal to combine more of figurative art in clay. It is a luxury and pleasure to learn something new that helps my creativity. Although there are many, one of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 18:6 - "behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in mine hand."
My ethnic background is something of a cultural blend, my mother having been born in Maui, Hawaii of Hawaiian with a bit of English and Korean parents, and my father being of Scotch, English and Irish descent, having come from East Texas.
Twice married, having been widowed once with no children of my own, I now have two spectacular stepchildren, and two step grandchildren; one family in Cork, Ireland and the other in Melbourne, Australia..
Kim Overall potter sculptor