Kristen was first drawn to ceramics as a medium for expressing the beauty she admires in the outdoors. Ultimately, her creative play with clay evolved into a passion for the process of creating pottery. As a ceramic artist based in Austin, TX, Kristen creates both functional and sculptural works that spark a connection with nature and celebrate the beauty of handmade. Kristen’s creative spirit continues to be deeply inspired by textures, forms, and details she notices while exploring green spaces in central Texas. Her creative process involves cutting and rejoining slabs of clay to create unique handbuilt forms. Kristen strives to create ceramic wares that ignite a sense of curiosity for our natural world, and invites viewers to bring touches of nature and pottery into their spaces.