Kim Ellington (b. 1954) is a Catawba Valley potter known for his rich alkaline glazed, wood-fired stoneware. Ellington makes his home in the community of Vale, North Carolina, where the use of local clays, ash glaze and groundhog kilns began in the early 19th century and continues through his work today. His adaption of and proficiency in these time-honored techniques has resulted in his work being shown in important exhibitions nationwide, including the "Ceramic National 2000" at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, and "The Potter’s Eye" at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Ellington's work is featured in numerous books, periodicals, documentaries and is prominently represented in museums and private collections nationwide.