Kristen is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She has a Visual Arts and Culture degree, with a minor in Entrepunership Studies. Her concentration is clay, she has become proficient at throwing, handbuliding and slip casting during her time at ASU. Kristen makes functional forms to make life and daily tasks more enjoyable. She is inspired by different aspects of nature: plants, streams, and rocks. The roughness and elegance create texture that she likes to replicate on her pottery forms. Kristen enjoys being creative and coming up with new forms and exciting ways to apply texture.