Kimberlyn Bloise


Kimberlyn Bloise grew up in Monroeville, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She attended Mercyhurst University for studio art, where she continued playing saxophone in the jazz ensemble. It was at Mercyhurst that she discovered her love of clay and began creating ceramic musical instruments.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, she moved to Pittsburgh, making work and teaching classes at Union Project, a cooperative ceramics studio. As her work transitioned and grew, she moved into her own studio space in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood, facilitated by Radiant Hall, and she began teaching at the Braddock Carnegie Library Bathhouse Ceramics Studio.

Kimberlyn completed her MFA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2022, where she focused on a sculptural body of work.