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Kristen Kieffer Kristen Kieffer
  • 1998-2001 Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • MFA in Ceramics, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1993-1995 N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
  • BFA in Ceramics, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1990-1993 Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • Associate Art Degree in Studio Arts with Honors, Ceramics major


  • 2014 Best of Function Award, State of Clay Biennial, Lexington, MA
  • 2013 Director's Award, Fifth Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation
  • 2012 Museum Purchase, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
  • 2012 Merit Award, 19th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
  • 2010 Best of Show Award, Contemporary Clay Biennial, Western Colorado Ctr. for the Arts
  • 2009 NCECA Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition
  • 2007 Museum Purchase, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2005 Museum Purchase, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005 Corporate Award, Bailey's Pottery Equipment, Visions in Clay
  • 2003 Tradition of Excellence Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Exhibition
  • 2002 Tradition of Excellence Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Exhibition
  • 2000 Professional Development Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • 1997 Tuition Assistantships for Graduate study, Ohio University
  • 1996 Juror/Merchandise Award, 5th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National

    Artist Statement

    I make pottery that brings elegance, sophistication, and merriment. 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 couture clothing, and from Art Nouveau illustrations to cake fondant. Such diversity combined with my own personality as a maker culminates into a unique style. Graceful forms, refined patterns, and lively colors convey a design that is elegant and joyful.

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