retirement - Professor Kim Kirchman

Clearwater Campus 2465 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33765, United States
2465 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33765

November 30th, 11am – 2pm

Stop by the Clearwater Campus ES building room ES104 Share your appreciation and memories of Professor Kim Kirchman. Professor of thirty years at St . Petersburg College. Light refreshments are available, and everyone is welcome.

Kim Kirchman is a renowned ceramic artist and has taught at St. Petersburg College since 1993 as an Associate Professor of Arts and lead instructor for the ceramics, sculpture and three-dimensional design curriculum. As a fourth generation native Floridian, the natural beauty of our state and the dense lush environment influences the form and surface of her work. In this talk, Kirchman will demonstrate her unique slip transfer technique and give a virtual tour of her studio, Hidden Lake Pottery, located in the countryside of Odessa, Florida.


Kirchman earned a BFA and MFA in Ceramics at the University of South Florida. Starting out as a painter, she evolved into a sculptor who discovered clay as a medium. Her interest in functional forms developed from the structure of domestic life, such as sharing meals that make deep connections with family and friends, which serves as the conceptual inspiration for her hand-built ceramic works.

For more information, contact: Dr. Barbara Hubbard