Organic, captivating, and functional. 

If you've visited the Markian showroom, you may have noticed Kim's beautifully sculpted pieces. With vases that are reminiscent of the Australian paperbark trees, and bowls that were inspired by the Vieira scallop motif, Kim's pieces are tactile and organic, with her handmade touch still felt well after the pieces have been fired.  


A ceramic artist based in the beautiful bay area of Brisbane, Kim has been working with clay for over 12 years. She works with Australian Midfire clay, using slip cast and hand building techniques, a creative challenge that still inspires her after all these years. Kim says of her practise - 

Well executed work that maintains the hand of the maker is a fundamental aspect of my artistic process. Each piece may be organic in shape but is made with functionality and strength in mind and has a tactile quality while still being useful. Anywhere there is movement, shape, colour and texture. Flower gardens, the built environment, the coastal landscape. Fresh fashion and textiles also interest me. It is my hope that each piece is a celebration of our wonderful Australian lifestyle and brings a considered aesthetic to the homes it may go to.


Our Kim Aitken range includes vases, bowls, and platters of varying sizes and finishes. Functionality meets design with the serving platters, with their curved, undulating fingerholes that make it easy to lift and carry back to the kitchen for refills. The imperfect edges and tactility gives each piece it's own unique character, which is accented when juxtaposed against the smooth edges of our Markian furniture. With each piece playing off one another and highlighting their unique qualities, we think Kim Aitken x Markian is a match made in heaven! Keep your eyes out for more Kim Aitken in the future.


July 22, 2021 — Anyssa Chorvat