Kest Pottery: Funky ceramics for every day living

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on May 7, 2021

To all the people out there who nurture us and feed our dreams: thank you!
And thank YOU for your wonderful support of my work!



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Ellie Monsterpot


Yoyo Monsterpot


Myles Monsterpot


Trina Monsterpot


Damon Monsterpot


Geena Monsterpot


Star Mug


Eyeball Mug


Kristin Kest

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Kristin Kest


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About KestPottery

Sales 135
On Etsy since 2013

Funky pottery for every day life!

For nearly 30 years, I've worked as a professional illustrator ( making work for books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, wallpaper, a graphic novel, and more~ mostly in the children's science book and botanical genres. I've painted in oils and watercolors and learned digital illustration several years back.

But the muse of sculpting and the medium of clay has been calling me ever since I was a kid. After a brief visit to the home of Harlan Ellison in 1994, and seeing the gargoyles he had hung over his garage, I began sculpting gargoyles of my own. But it wasn't until 5 years ago when a dear friend gifted to me an entire pottery studio, kiln, etc., that I began experimenting in earnest. I began making Monsterpot prototypes and then started making eyeball mugs. When a gaming conference in Louisville, KY, hired me to make some award plaques for their art show, I discovered that I loved bas-relief and have now branched out into making artisanal tiles for special ordering. One thing always leads to another...

Lately, I've begun cauldrons and am having fun with developing my own glaze colors from scratch. Depending on where the muse takes me, I hope you're always pleasantly surprised by what you find here in my shop. If you want to learn even more, please go to my blog at .

Love and light,

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  • Kristin

    Owner, Maker

    Kristin Kest is a ceramist and illustrator who makes funky and functional pottery. You can order custom tiles for your kitchen or house project from her too. See more at

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Last updated on May 25, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Do I make custom tiles for interiors?

Yes I certainly do, but please bear in mind that custom orders of this kind require patience on the part of the customer and lots of planning on my end.

To give you some idea: It takes less than a day to sculpt the design for a tile, then it needs a day or two to dry enough to carve out finer details. The tile must be cast in a plaster mold(s) which then needs a week to cure.

Tiles are pressed out of the molds, which need a week to thoroughly dry, depending on humidity and temperature. The tile is then bisque-fired, glazed, and fired a second time, after which it is ready to be shipped.

Curious? Call me and let's discuss your project.

Custom and personalized orders

Can I make large batches of mugs with a special logo or design for your food establishment?

Yes, indeed! Call me and let's discuss what you have in mind.