Studio Cycles Pictorial 2020

   

This is my tenth, year-end roundup of favorite and meaningful images featuring new ideas, important moments, and my pottery journeys. It’s always interesting for me to look back on the collection of images I’ve shared over the course of a year, and reflect on what continues to excite me and what was new in 2020 for me as a maker. Looking back on this year feels quite different than past years. Truly glaring in this pictorial is the absence of workshop images, particularly ironic given I kicked off the year with my article about teaching workshops. 2020 was difficult in so many ways for so many. It was tough for me professionally (too many cancelations to count and a need going forward to recalibrate), but I’m also aware how lucky I am.

My “Dear Fellow White Potters” post on IG & FB from November was the most commented on of the year, which you can read here. This short vid of me slip-trailing was the most liked, and I do believe the silliest. (Sound up!)

As with past years, this is not an order, it’s a cycle.

As always, thank you for your continued support of my work and studio.
A happier, healthier New Year to you and yours.

                               

New Work


On Friday, I added new work to my online shop, including lots of cups & lots of NEW cups! I’m particularly excited about the colorful Squattie cups, perfect for an at-home cappuccino. Working on these helped get me through the stress & strangeness of COVID quarantine. I do hope you & yours are doing well.

Because I have so many cups available, I revamped my shop’s menu for easy browsing. So now you can pull down a menu from the Cups & Mugs Collection and search by style. I’m a wild woman, I know. 

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Valenspringtine 2016

Kristen Kieffer Compote trioLast year, I posted six weeks of pottery investigation celebrating thoughts of Valentine color and springtime imagery into my online shop, an event I coined as Valenspringtine. It was so fun and successful, I decided to give it a go again this year, perhaps making it an annual post of my winter play. As with last year, this winter’s pursuits included new forays into surface deco, as well as form with Compotes (pedestaled serving bowls for fruits, nuts, and sweets), Cake & Cupcake Stands, new Deluxe Clover cups, and a couple other goodies totaling almost 30 pots.

Valenspringtine 2016 goes live Friday, January 29th
at Noon EST in my online Etsy shop!*

Happy Valenspringtine! 

Kristen Kieffer Cupcake and Cake stand  Kristen Kieffer Deluxe Clover Super Stripe Red w. TulipKristen Kieffer Deluxe Clover Cup Colorful Polka Dots  Kristen Kieffer Compote Pedestal bowlKristen Kieffer Stamped mugs Blue Flowers  Kristen Kieffer Cupcake stand in ButtercupKristen Kieffer Compote Pedestal Fruit Bowl  Kristen Kieffer Deluxe Clover Cup Black dots w. Tulips

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