The marriage of beauty in form and practicality in function is what draws Kristen to the medium of clay. She found her passion in ceramics after graduating from SUNY Albany with a dual major in Studio Arts and Geology. Over the last 18 years, she has held the positions of Ceramics Assistant at the Old Forge Art Center (now VIEW), Old Forge, NY and Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, and teacher and Studio Manager at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY. Kristen has been involved with the Pottery Studio since 2008 and is currently a teacher and the Studio Manager.