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Kimberly LaVonne is a ceramicist that moved to Kansas City in 2015 after receiving her MFA in ceramics at Indiana University. LaVonne has spent the last 2 summers as an artist in residence at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary.
“I sculpt parts and segments of the body that oscillate between specimen and relic realized through a ceramic object. Through my sculptures I aim to take the recognizable and transform it into something new in order to hint at the occult wonders, mythologies, and obscure secrets that I create. Three themes gleaned from these ideas are ‘Saints & Secrets,’ ‘Anatomy,’ and ‘The Collection’.”