New Store!


I have a new online store!

I’ve been selling in Etsy’s online marketplace for over 10 years, and it served me very well. Unfortunately they’ve made a lot of changes lately that negatively impact sellers, so I’ve opened up a new personal online store which is very exciting!

If you had my old shop bookmarked, please update and replace with: KiefferCeramics.shop (indeed the actual url). As always, I will aim to keep it stocked year-round, post about small adds on social media (IG & FB), and share my bigger updates in my newsletter.

Below is just a small selection of the over 30 new pots I posted last week. Several new stamps debuted including a bumble bee, new butterflies, and several new patterns!

There may be some kinks as I figure out the new store, but it has nice customer perks for you, like the ability to create an account for quicker check out, more payment options, and a cool image rollover to view detail! I’ve also added FAQ & Shop Policies pages, which were limited and hard to find on Etsy.

NEW Kieffer Ceramics Store

I couldn’t do any of what I do
without you & your support,
so thank you for your support & patronage!

Pollinators, Flora & Fauna

 

Just in time for Mother’s Day*, graduation, wedding, and ‘just because’ springtime shopping and gifting, I have updated my online shop with all things spring.

I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking of spring and flowers and pollinators (a series I began in 2013/14 with a bat, which are indeed important pollinators!), and have made cups with honeybees, ladybugs, bats, Monarchs, dogwood & cherry blossoms, and more. This latest update also features new pierced vases of which I’m quite delighted, as well as planters. All feel fresh, new, happy, and very spring-y. Stop in and have a look around! And thank you as always for buying and gifting from my studio.

Kieffer Ceramics Shop

*Please note: Last day to purchase for Mom’s Day delivery
is no later than Noon, Tues, 5/7.

 

AND SAVE THE DATE!
New Englanders, shop IN PERSON at my Spring Studio Sale,
May 18th & 19th here in north, central Massachusetts.
Details here.

Valenspringtine is here!

Treat your sweet self or special sweetie! For the past four winters, I’ve given myself +/-4 weeks to delve into reds, pinks, and florals to escape the winter greys and fill them with dreams of Springtime + Valentines culminating with a shop update, which includes new forms and new patterns as well as some familiar favorites. You (as a subscriber to my latest blog posts like this) and my newsletter members are getting a head start (you can also sign up for my infrequent newsletter here to stay more directly in the loop and receive my “faves”!) on the upwards of 50 new Valenspringtine pots, including Deluxe Clover cups, Colorized mugs, covered jars, square servers, trays, wall pillows, yunomi, & more!

Valenspringtine goes LIVE TODAY, Noon EST, 1/27 for YOU.
For everyone else, Mon, 5 PM, 1/28.

Kieffer Ceramics Shop

Please note: Last day to purchase for Valentine’s Day delivery is no later than Noon, Mon, 2/11. And because of a Pottery Invitational the first weekend in March, some remaining work will be traveling with me and removed from my shop, so chose your favorite(s) before 2/23!

As always, thank you for supporting and buying
handmade and elegant from my studio!

Studio Cycles Pictorial 2017

    

This is my seventh, year-end roundup of favorite and meaningful images featuring new work, important moments, and pottery adventures. 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 2017 for me as a maker. These are just a selection of favorites I posted throughout the year on my Facebook and Instagram. As with past years, it’s not an order, it’s a cycle.

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

                        

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!

 

Studio Cycles Pictorial 2016

Bud vase by Kristen Kieffer  Andrea Gill and Kristen Kieffer, Alfred, NY summer 2016Covered Jars by Kristen Kieffer  Compote in process and sketchbook drawing by Kristen KiefferPierced basket by Kristen Kieffer with Hannah doxie for scale  Tudor rose stamp in process by Kristen KiefferBisqueware mugs and cups by Kristen Kieffer ready to be glazed  Matching visitor at Michael Kline's studio sale, Cousins in Clay, 2016, NCKristen Kieffer Ceramics floral yunomi  Deco stamped mugs by Kristen KiefferJohn Glick and Kristen Kieffer and John's Cranbrook retrospective, MI June 2016  Pierced fruit basket by Kristen KiefferThrowing Deluxe Clover cups  Colorized stamped mugs in processStamped mugs by Kristen Kieffer  Kristen Kieffer Ceramics compote pedetal bowlKristen Kieffer Ceramics studio  Michael Kline and Kristen Kieffer stamp collabJohn Gill demonstrating at Alfred summer school, July 2016  Kristen Kieffer demonstrating at Alfred summer school, July 2016Bowl in process with slip-sponge, underglaze, and slip-trail deco  Batter bowls in process by Kristen KiefferBud vase by Kristen Kieffer  Colorized stamped mug with honey bees by Kristen KiefferDotty Deluxe Clover cup and cake stand by Kristen Kieffer  Handled vase in Aqua by Kristen KiefferBud vases in process  Workshop demos by Kristen KiefferCupcake stand by Kristen Kieffer  Deco Deluxe Clover cup by Kristen Kieffer

This is my sixth, year-end roundup of in-progress and in-action images from my studio and of my pots, plus several from workshop adventures and other outtings. It’s fun for me to look back on the collection of images I’ve shared (lots of flowers!), and reflect on what’s continued from past years and what was new in 2016 for me as a maker. These are just a selection of favorites I posted throughout the year on my Facebook and Instagram. As with past years, it’s not an order, it’s a cycle.

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