Kimberly De Souza

Kimberly De Souza

Honolulu based ceramic artist, Kimberly De Souza (aka Bohobeing), uses ceramics as a medium to connect her and her audience with Mother Nature through her art. Her pieces are always Mother Nature inspired and aims to raise awareness for current conservation issues, where a portion of proceeds are donated to causes close to her heart. 

Thus far, her art has allowed her to donate to conservation causes such as International Animal Rescue, Center for Whale Research, Save the Elephants - Elephant Crisis Fund, the Auwahi Forest Restoration and many more to come.

Most of her pieces can be found at Paiko, at local craft fairs, or directly through her instagram.

  • Background

    Kimberly has been a self taught art and craft dabbler since she can remember.  Her background as an illustrator and painter is reflected in her botanical carvings and paintings on her functional pottery or through the animals brought to life in her sculptures. Her ceramic skills were honed at the Hawaii Potters Guild where she acquired much of her hand building basics.

    Just last year (2019) Kimberly's work was shown in the Symbioseas Exhibition at Arts at Marks Garage, the Cedar Street Gallery Miniature Exhibition, and the First Hawaiian Center – Hawaii Potters Guild Sculptural Ceramics Exhibition, where her piece the “Nudibranch Parade” received the Hawaii State Foundation Recognition Award. She has also exhibited in the Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Anniversary, the Ceramics of Hawaii Exhibition (2016), and the Handweaving Exhibition (2017).

  • Info

    Specialty:

    painting, fiberwork, ceramics

    Social:

    @bohobeing

    Contact:

    kimskiln808@gmail.com

    Address:

    Honolulu, HI. 96816