Sherwin-Williams “Colorful Personalities” Q & A

Since I think about color kind of constantly for both my pots and our home, it was such a delight to receive an email from a lovely freelance writer who not only works with Sherwin-Williams online publications about paint and color for design professionals, but also owns a couple of my pots! Beth Rutledge contacted me […]

The Color Odyssey

I could assert that the first characteristic most people notice when laying eyes on most anything, including a handmade piece of pottery, is its color. The color can compel you to stop and note the form, drawing you in to glimpse the details, or drive you to keep on walking if its hue doesn’t strike […]

Online Workshops

“Just watched this workshop for the second time, each time I have learned something different- so much information. Thank you so much for your sharing and caring!” About Kristen: I spent over 20 years teaching adult community classes and have taught over 70 in-person workshops. I’ve been a full-time studio potter since 2003 and have been working […]

Interviews & Articles

Workshop Logistics: Contract Norms & Honorarium Realities by Kristen Kieffer originally published in Ceramics Monthly, pp. 40-44, Feb issue 2020. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted w. permission. Pottery Saved My Life post by Kristen Kieffer, 2019. PSA: Standing to Throw & Potter Ergonomics, Mindful Maker Interview for Wellness for Makers, updated 2018. Remembering A […]


Kristen Kieffer is a full-time studio potter & instructor based in Massachusetts.