Artist Statement

My art is an exploration of form and color. I am inspired by nature, people and emotions. My goal is to inspire and brighten your home while connecting you to the simple things that make us human, like a toothbrush holder, a tiny plate or your morning mug. I want the viewer to feel the emotion of colors and the balance of form, because it’s the little things in life that we remember and keep us moving forward.

I strive to bring people together through the functionality and artistry of clay. I create art to celebrate the rituals of everyday and hope to instill a sense of belonging, togetherness and empathy through our shared blip of existence in this world.

Biography

Krista found clay in her senior year of High School at Fargo North High in North Dakota under the instruction of Brad Bachmeier. She then graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2011 with a BFA in Sculpture. Following, she immersed herself in 2D arts including printmaking (mokuhanga) and various figure drawing groups in the greater Seattle area. In 2017, she discovered the Continuing Education program at North Seattle College and enrolled in the Mudslingers class with Gary Georger. After two years, she decided to take the leap and start her own studio in 2018. In July 2019, she accepted an assistantship to Deborah Schwartzkopf at Rat City Studios in White Center, Washington. Her mission is to bring you unique, thoughtful and durable products to brighten your everyday.

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