Kristen Kieffer

Artist Statement

I make pottery that brings elegance, sophistication, and merriment to the everyday. I have a diverse range of influences and seek to marry the splendor of past eras with a modern desire for beauty and utility. My influences for these Victorian modern porcelain vessels range from 18th century silver service pieces to Elizabethan and couture clothing and from Art Nouveau illustrations to cake fondant and vintage wallpaper. Such diversity combined with my own background and distinct studio processes culminate into a unique style. Graceful forms, refined patterns, and lively colors convey a design that is robust as well as elegant and joyful.

Artist Bio

Kristen Kieffer is a full-time studio potter, workshop presenter, and ceramics instructor in Massachusetts. She received her BFA from the N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University and MFA from Ohio University. Kristen has work in numerous public and private collections, has exhibited her work internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, as well as taught workshops around the country at craft centers and universities.