Wheel II: How to Make Better Pots
Dates: February 23 - March 30, 2022
Meets: W from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
Student Fee: $215.00
Sorry, this course is full.
This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced level wheel-throwers who have taken a minimum of two Wheel I classes and at least one Wheel 1.5 class within the last year and a half.
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Materials and firing fees are in addition to tuition.
If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.
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25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
Kristen Kieffer is a studio potter based outside of Worcester, MA and originally from Louisville, KY. She has been a full-time studio potter since 2003, workshop presenter since 2002, and instructor at the Worcester Center for Crafts since 2001.
Kristen attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD receiving her Associates degree in Studio Arts majoring in Ceramics (1993), her BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University, Alfred, NY (1995), and MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University, Athens, OH (2001). She has also been in intern at the Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village (MI), and an Artist-in-Residence at John Glick’s Plum Tree Pottery Studio (MI), the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (TN), Guldagergård Museum of International Ceramic Art (Denmark), and the Worcester Center for Crafts (MA).
Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Taipei County Yingee Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, the Guldagergård Museum of International Ceramic Art in Skælskør, Denmark, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, TX.
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.
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
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