"My work is an exploratory process; I am primarily driven by curiosity and the physical act of making itself. " - Kristen Erickson
Kristen Erickson is a ceramic artist and educator who was born in rural Connecticut, raised in a suburb of Chicago, and now lives in a historic community on the easternmost edge of Los Angeles County, California. Focusing primarily on the creation of ceramic objects, Erickson produces functional tabletop vessels that solicit physical interaction, wall pieces that record extemporaneous, visceral movement, sculptural works that possess strong form and texture, unorthodox wearables that are small sculptures in and of themselves, and interactive projects that focus on public engagement and collaboration. With 15+ years of experience in clay, a BFA in Environmental Art from Otis College Of Art + Design, and an extensive background in architecture, Erickson’s diverse skill set pushes her work beyond the typical pottery realm. She currently teaches adult ceramics at the Community Center of La Cañada/Flintridge, Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre and is a resident artist at the American Museum of Ceramic Art Studio in Pomona, CA, where she also teaches.