Workshop Images

I’ve been traveling a bit for the last couple weeks teaching workshops and am off again next week to OH and then NH.  I thought I would post some images and a link to more (below).  The last two workshops (MI and PA) each had a participant in the audience who also happened to be a professional photographer.

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Thank you to Dave Thomas (visit link here to see more images from the MCCC workshop) and Mike Kuhn!



These are brand NEW forms and ideas unloaded from the glaze kiln last week, and shot yesterday (by me…in my kitchen) to share with you.

Once I’m set up, I enjoy photographing (or, “digitizing”) my work. I like playing with close-ups and positioning, trying to stage the piece(s) in the most dynamic and informative way (like the red b-form pair above). Below are some detail shots from yesterdays photo shoot:

Screen vase set (squished together), top image: front-sides, bottom: back-sides


left: Flower vessel; Right: Garter box


left: Flower vessel; right: Pear covered jar

So, many of these new images will be sprinkled around this site.

And in other Kieffer Ceramics news… My studio is in a minor upheaval as we add on a small addition to give us more space, heat and windows down there. Today’s activity involved a couple of great guys cutting a 6′ x 7′ opening into the foundation wall where my work table once stood (pictured below with our beautiful front yard). As they say from my husband’s hometown of Woonsocket, RI: “There it is. Gone.”

Eye Candy: New Images

Kristen Kieffer stamped cups color III
Stamped cup grouping, represents my nine lusciously satin glaze colors

For most of the last two days, I have been shooting images of new work and inserting them throughout this site. The images will also be used for various publicity purposes in the future. Making and taking the time to keep up-to-date with work documentation feels like a side-track to making the work sometimes, but is very much a necessary part of the job (artist/publicist!). Once I do make the time, I actually enjoy “framing” my ceramics. (I’m significantly less fond of the understanding required for color correction and digital light metering, however.) Have a look through the other site pages for what’s new. There are additions and subtractions on most of the pages.
Kristen Kieffer covered jar group
Covered jar grouping, small and mediums

Studio Sale postscript: Thanks to all who came out, brought friends and family, and supported a local artist! It was a very enjoyable and successful weekend. I very much appreciate your purchases and support. It you weren’t able to attend, I hope to see you in October (25th and 26th) for my pre-holidays sale.