Autumn Shop Update

    

New work newly listed!

I’ve been working on some new color combos, patterns, and details of late, which are included in today’s shop update of 25 new pots joining many other lovelies also available. Everything is one-of-a-kind and ready to ship. Thank you as always for buying and gifting from my studio!

Kieffer Ceramics Shop 
Please note: Pots purchased 9/25-29 will ship 10/1.
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Hopkins & Kieffer at Harvard

Fellow ceramic artist and friend Bryan Hopkins (Buffalo, NY) and I (Baldwinville, MA) will be co-demonstrating at Harvard’s Ceramics Program Saturday, Sept 15th & Sunday, Sept 16th in Allston, MA!

Visiting Artist Workshop with Bryan Hopkins & Kristen Kieffer | The Textured Surface in Porcelain: “Join us for a master class in working with porcelain with Bryan Hopkins and Kristen Kieffer. Both artists plan to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Both will provide visual presentations of their journey as artists and with their chosen techniques and use of porcelain clay bodies. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.”

Go to the Office for the Arts at Harvard here for all the juicy details, and while you’re there, scroll to the bottom to sign up for their email updates about future workshops and lectures.

We hope to see you!

Pots for Spring


It seems spring may have finally sprung, inside AND outside my studio, and I have two springtime updates for you:

Shop Online

I’ve updated my online shop with dozens of new lovelies for buying and gifting. Shop for Mom’s Day thru noon, 5/7 to insure timely arrival. There are planters available for the first time in years, a variety of cups in all styles and colors, and much more.

Shop In Person

And for local New Englanders, my Spring Studio Sale here in north, central Massachusetts is Mother’s Day weekend! Shop gallery-quality pots, plus “aesthetic” and “minorly flawed” seconds. Early birds claim the best finds! For fun, you can RSVP here.

Sat, May 12th 10 – 5 &
Sun, May 13th 11 – 4
Baldwinville, MA

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’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. We do recommend using GoogleMaps or GPS for the best directions from your particular location.

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 a walkout basement, so entering the sale requires using stairs either outside or inside.

As always, thank you for supporting
and caring about independent business
and handmade design.

Valenspringtine 2018

For the past three winters, I’ve given myself 4 – 6 weeks to delve into reds & pinks to pointedly escape the greys & whites of Dec/Jan in boonies, MA and leading towards a shop update with the mash up word I concocted combining Springtime & Valentines: Valenspringtine. I’m continuing my lil’ tradition this year with a handful of new trays, new berry bowls, mamezara (tiny plates), and Deluxe Clover cups. I’m pretty thrilled with all the newness and vibrancy!

Check out Valenspringtine 2018 in my online shop!
Note: Last day to purchase for Valentine’s Day delivery is Noon Thurs, Feb 8th.

PS: Not into pink & red?! I’ve got you! PLENTY of other colors available in my shop as well.

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!
Baldwinville, MA

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.

Fresh Pots!

    

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I’ve loaded up my online shop with a bounty of new work that’s fresh and colorful. Orders coming in by tomorrow (Tues, 5/9) at 3 PM can ship in time for Mother’s Day. As always, I’ve been working on new forms and playing with new decoration (like the tall-footed bud vases and stamped mugs, which nicely mash-up my love of both Art Deco and mod). Every piece is one-of-a-kind and made solely with my two little hands. Thank you as always for supporting elegant and handmade from my studio. You can head over to peruse and shop right here.