My name is Kimberly Blais and I am a ceramic artist here in Coeur d’ Alene. I am an Oregon native that transplanted to Idaho six years ago. And it was fortunate that I did. Before coming to CDA, I spent most of my life enjoying hand made pottery that others had made. I had always wanted to learn, but the stars did not align to make this happen until January of 2017 when I was lucky enough to find Emerge and take a pottery class. My love of pottery that other people had made was ignited into a new passion for making pottery myself. I love the feel of the clay in my hands, the anticipation of each firing, and even the patience that it has taught me. The clay has also become a canvas to experiment with the many unique ways the minerals in the glazes can layer and meld into an entirely unexpected and miraculous mixture. I also really enjoy making funky little fish friends! Thank you, Emerge, for being in our community and supporting artists!