Orcas Island Pottery

Kimberly Hardy

After a 12 year career in biotechnology, 4th generation Kim Hardy found her way back to pottery. Growing up following her grandmother and mother around the studio and never living more than steps away until adulthood, clay has always felt like home to her. 

Much like her mother, Kim's favorite part of the process is decorating and glazing, and she is one of the only people Syd trusts to assist her with glazing OIP's signature patterns.

One of Kim’s favorite things about pottery is the endless variety it offers, and she takes full advantage of this, working with everything from bright translucent porcelain to black stoneware, hand-building and wheel throwing, and adding intricate details through hand-carving and slip designs, and continually experimenting with glazing variations.