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CIY Instructor

Kim Traficante

My name is Kim and I’m addicted to creating and learning new ways to create. Six years ago I discovered handbuilding and metalsmithing. I took all the workshops I could. Which led to session classes then teaching workshops. Now I am finally taking wheel classes at CIY and couldn’t be happier. 

I used to run a 1-hour photo lab and sell cameras. Well, digital tanked that. Since 2007 I’ve been driving a school bus. If I didn’t have this outlet, I think I’d go crazy!


About Us

CIY is a creative hub located in Ashburn, VA, where individuals can explore the world of pottery and specialty arts. The acronym stands for “Create It Yourself,” reflecting the studio’s mission to foster a collaborative environment for both beginners and seasoned artists.

Studio Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday 10AM – 6PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 5PM
  • Closed Sunday


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