First Place!

Kristen Kieffer-Grande Jar, Zanesville Prize First Place I Kristen Kieffer Grande Jar, Zanesville Prize First Place II

Grande Covered Jar (Allium pattern), Wheel-thrown and altered porcelain with slip-sponge, underglaze, and slip-trail deco, cone 7 oxidation. 16″ h x 8″ w x 8″ d

I’m THRILLED to share that I received First Place in the first Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics for this Grande JarThere were over 1400 submissions competing for the $30K total in prize money with only 97 works chosen for the exhibition held at Seiler’s Gallery in Zanesville, OH. Big huge thank yous to jurors Brad Schwieger, Sherman Hall, and Angelica Pozo, and the Muskingum County Community Foundation for this great honor. I am Over The Moon!

Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, 2014 exhibition

30 thoughts on “First Place!

  1. Congratulations! Your piece is truly a beautiful work of art and should be preserved for generations to appreciate. Congrats again!

  2. Dear Kristen,

    Well, what a wonderful honor to win that award and I just wanted to say you certainly deserve it. I’m continually amazed with your wonderful work, attention to detail, and your willingness to share what you’ve learned with others. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing. You are the best.

    Love and respect,
    Terry Myhren

  3. Congratulations, Kristen!

    I once had a ceramics instructor tell me point blank that “covered jars are an anachronism”. Well phooey on that! I love your jars! They represent exactly what is best in contemporary ceramics. I am simply amazed at the richness of detail and inspiring beauty you are able to call forth in these jars. The prize was well deserved. Keep up the great work!

  4. That is spectacular news indeed. Congratulations! You are an amazing artist with such an eye for detail that it is no wonder why you were awarded 1st place. Celebrate your success!

  5. Congratulations! You deserve it!! I have loved your work for many years now and can’t wait to meet you in January for your workshop at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.

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