The work of Kristen Kieffer challenges us to think of pottery in a new way.
As delicate as fine china, these meticulously crafted works transcend historical pottery creating a fusion of ideas that are fresh and full of the beauty of life.
About her work, Kieffer says, “The hard lines of vintage corsetry, Elizabethan dress and couture costuming, and conversely the soft lines of Art Nouveau silver, Islamic brass and American silver, intrigue me; soft material making hard edges, and hard material yielding soft forms.”
This is so very apparent in the corset vessel pictured above.
The artist creating one of her exhilarating corset pieces.