Holiday & Seconds Sale!

My annual Holiday and Seconds Sale is here! Fellow New Englanders can snag a second (or several!) for yourselves and firsts to gift friends and family. You will be treated to local cheeses, an energetic doxie, and a crazy selection of discounted discontinueds, prototypes, aesthetic seconds, and of course, awesome firsts. Plus, you can check out my hubby’s new wood shop!

Details:

Sat, Nov 4th  10 – 5 &
Sun, Nov 5th 11* – 4
*Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour!
141 Main St, Baldwinville, MA, 01436

Purchasing:
Cash preferred, checks and credit cards accepted.

Directions:
Baldwinville is in Templeton, just west of Gardner and about 3 miles from Exit 21 off Route 2 near Route 68. We do recommend using GoogleMaps or GPS for the best directions from your particular location.

We’re centrally located about an hour or less each from Framingham, Worcester, Northampton, and Shelburne Falls, MA as well as, Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT.

Parking:
We live on a busy road, and there is no parking in front of our house. Parking is best in our driveway or on the opposite side of the street. Please be considerate of our neighbors.

Accessibility:
My studio is in the basement, so entering the sale requires using stairs either outside or inside.

Hope to see you!

Thank you for supporting creativity and community
by buying and giving handmade.

Flower City Pottery Invitational 2017


I’m delighted to be back participating in the third annual Flower City Pottery Invitational happening this Friday eve – Sunday, October 13th – 15th at the Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY. The show and sale, curated by fellow potters Matt, Metz and Richard Aerni, features twenty-one potters from all over the country who will be in person with their tables full of pots. The two and half days also includes artist talks and demos which are listed on the schedule page. It’s going to be a spectacular event! Hope to see you!

Participating potters pictured from top left: Andrea Gill, Lorna Meaden, Steven Godfrey, Shoko Teruyama, Brian Jones*, Matt Repsher, Becky Lloyd, Mary BarringerMatthew Metz, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz, Peter Pincus, Julie Crosby, Kristen Kieffer, Mark Shapiro, Mark Pharis, Dan Finnegan, Jenny Mendes, Adero Willard, Doug Peltzman, Matt Kelleher, & Richard Aerni. [*Brian Jones will be participating instead of Sanam Emami, pictured.]

PS: If you can’t attend but want to shop the show, you can do so VIRTUALLY! Email ceramicstudio@rochesterarts.org to set up your virtual shopping appointment and receive images of available work live from the event!

Brooklyn Pottery Invitational

I’m delighted to be on of 10 studio potters participating in this new 3 day event of sales, demos, and lectures! Important details below with the full schedule of demos to be announced, so please share and follow the event on Instagram and Facebook, as well as RSVP. All of us potters (listed below) will be there all three days with loads of pots on hand to peruse and purchase. Hope to see you!

Participating Potters:
Lois Aronow, NYC
Ryan Greenheck, PA
Brian Giniewski, PA
Hiroe Hanazono, PA
Bryan Hopkins, NY
Lynn Goodman, NYC
Kristen Kieffer, MA
Adero Willard, MA
Dustin Yager, NYC
Matthew Yanchuk, NYC
& Roberto Lugo on Friday night

Fri, Sept 8th, 5 – 9 PM
Sat, Sept 9th, 10 – 6
Sun, Sept 10th, 11 – 5

Old American Can Factory
232 3rd St, Brooklyn (Gowanus), Corner of 3rd & 3rd
Home to over 150 artists and small creative businesses since the late 70s.

Studio Tour in Philly

I’m delighted to be one of the participating potters for The Philadelphia Potters 1st Annual Urban Studio Tour this coming weekend! As you can see in the image above, the event is comprised of 18 fantastic potters at 3 nearby studio locations in Philly. We will all be present over the three days with lots of pots for sale. The Clay Studio will also be participating and has a couple pieces by each of us so you can see a sampling as well has a mingle and artist talks Wed eve, 6-9. This is a must-attend event for any pottery lover in the mid-Atlantic!
Tour Dates:
Fri, April 28th 3 – 9
Sat, April 29th 10 – 6
Sun, April 30th 11 – 5

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Most every bit of info you could need is provided in the image above: who, where, and contact details. You can also follow The Philadelphia Potters on Facebook here and Instagram here. Hope to see you!

NCECA Portland

If you live in or are headed to Portland, OR for the annual NCECA conference next week, I wanted to let you know where you can find my work throughout the city. Just my pots will be there this year, but I do plan to attend next year in Pittsburgh.

I’ll have work at four different exhibition venues this year, none of which require a conference pass. At the Oregon Convention Center (the main conference site), I’ll have almost 40 pots available at the EXPO with 18 Hands Gallery, which opens Tues eve, March 21st and is open daily through Fri afternoon, March 24th. Again, visiting this section of the conference does not require a pass and is free and open to the public.

Already open in store as well as online (link below) and just a 7 minute walk south of the convention center is Progression: 25 years of Functional Form at Butters Gallery celebrating “the lineage of potters Brad Schwieger has influenced in his 25 years at Ohio University.” This exhibition is open through March 25th.

At Redux Gallery (12 min walk SE of the convention center), I’ll have six yunomi for Put A Bird On It, curated by Birdie Boone, which is open March 22 – 25.

And lastly, I’ll have a place setting for Santa Fe Clay’s annual invitational La Mesa exhibition at Exchange Ballroom, also open March 22 -25 and is a 7 min walk north from the convention center.

I don’t often have work on the west coast, so this is a great chance to see pots in person and of course, purchase! Enjoy!

 

Shop New Work Online, Dec 1 at 1

Kristen Kieffer Super Stripe Deluxe Clover Cups in Frost & Aqua  Kristen Kieffer Covered jar with pink
I’ve been sprinkling new pots into my online shop all November (like the cups and jar pictured above), and will have a bigger addition of pots next week, including stamped and Deluxe Clover cups, as well as a couple batter bowls (pictured in process below).

Shop New Work Online
Thurs, Dec 1st at 1 PM EST – Fri, Dec 16th at Noon*
KiefferCeramics on Etsy

I’m always working on something new with form and/or pattern, and try to keep my shop open year-round for your shopping and gifting needs. Everything is ready to ship and generally goes out within 1-3 business days. I also accept Etsy gift cards, so that’s a great way to suggest or give my work as well.

Wishing you and yours a warm and peaceful Thanksgiving. And as always, thank you for supporting elegant and handmade from my studio. ~KK

*Important note: Last day to purchase for Xmas Delivery is Noon, Dec 16th! My shop will remain open into the New Year, but no shipments will go out Dec 17-21.

Kristen Kieffer in process, super stripe Deluxe Clover cups  Kristen Kieffer in process Batter bowls