Kim Mayo - Resident Artist
Kim Mayo was born in Bangor Maine and spent her first 8 years as a navy brat moving from Virginia Beach to Key West. Finally settling in West Palm Beach she obtained her nursing degree and spent 25 years working in OR and Endoscopy. Never having art in her youth Kim fell in love with Native American pottery, especially the Cochiti and Jemez figurines which led her to taking her first clay class in an "adult at leisure" program at a local high school. This whet her appetite more and after moving to Vero Beach 8 years ago she found her way to the Museum of Art where she took classes with Mr. Chris before discovering raku with Sean Clinton. She is hooked on flame and smoke!
Inspired by a warped sense of humor and her ability to daydream at a moment’s notice, her work has been described as cute, whimsical and scary, all by different people talking about the same piece.