Kim has been beading and making jewelry as long as she can remember. She became formally educated in direct fabrication in grades 9-12, and went on to study mixed metals in college. After taking time off to have a career and raise a family, she took a traditional metalsmithing class, and decided to get back into it. While searching for tools on the internet she discovered metal clay, and immediately became hooked. Because her father was a plumber and a potter, Kim was exposed to working with clay and a torch. This new medium combines both.
Her one-of-a-kind jewelry and sculptural pieces are fashioned from metal clay, which is powdered metal suspended in a methyl cellulose base and water. When it is designed, dried and fired, the binder burns away, and it becomes solid metal. Most of her work is with fine silver (.999 pure) and bronze. She incorporates a lot of natural elements in her designs, and also enjoys instructing others at Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Sandwich Arts Alliance, Barnstable Senior Center, and a variety of libraries.