Kristen Swanson's Profile
I discovered clay as a sophomore in college twenty years ago. It captured my heart, my intellect and my creative expression in a powerful way. I knew immediately that my life would revolve around this beautiful material. I finished my degree in elementary education, all the while sneaking into the ceramic studio on campus during the wee hours of the night, spending every available moment developing my skill. I taught elementary school for two years and proceeded to Virginia Commonwealth University to study Ceramics. I have devoted my life first to my family and second to my own expression through clay.
Each one-of-a-kind piece is wheel thrown on the potter’s wheel or hand constructed out of clay slabs. I paint my designs with black underglaze on the unfired clay body. I then use a technique called sgraffito to scratch into the surface to achieve greater detail. The work is…
- Born on June 3
- Joined January 5, 2008