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Kristen Kieffer

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Kristen Kieffer is a studio potter based outside of Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned an associate's degree in ceramics from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, in 1993, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Alfred University, Alfred, New York in 1995, and a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio in 2001. She has been a full-time studio potter since 2003, workshop presenter since 2002, and instructor at the Worcester Center for Crafts since 2001. Her work is in numerous private and public collections.

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Kristen Kieffer demonstrating for the New Hampshire Potters Guild at Winnacunnet High School in September 2007.
The primary reason I began teaching was to supplement my art-making income. But I continue to teach because sharing what I love doing is gratifying, and the support and energy are reciprocal.