Kim D. Brook is a ceramics artist whose functional work focuses on graceful proportions and subtle surface textures. Her most recent body of work utilizes a surface treatment called water etching. This creates a low-relief texture on her porcelain pieces and each piece has a unique design. Kim also carves into the clay when it is at a leather-hard stage and then fires it partially glazed, which allows the beauty and design of the clay to highlight one other. Kim also teaches ceramics at the Lawrence Arts Center.