Kim studied at Preston Institute of Technology where Bauhaus influences regarding art’s relationship to society underpinned the philosophy of the art school. Later she discovered pre-Industrial Revolution ceramics and the Staffordshire tradition of narrative work. Kim also works as a painter and printmaker, the themes apparent in her work giving unity to the varied disciplines. She admires the work of the Antipodeans, in particular John Perceval and Arthur Boyd, their multi-disciplined output giving her assurance to work across medium. For over a decade now she has been using Australian history in allegory drawing comparisons with contemporary attitude toward the environment. Kim now works mainly as a traditional printmaker and ceramicist where she uses earthenware with under glaze decoration, enamels and lusters. The shards found in her old garden are a link to previous ceramic traditions and she often incorporates early techniques such as slip trailing and sprigging in her work.