Kris Cravens

Hometown: Brooklyn, MI

Medium: Pottery

Bio: Kristine Cravens is a ceramic artist whose background training is fashion design. She was trained in Fashion Merchandising focusing on clothing construction and design.  The move from fabric to clay and then to glass was an easy transition for her.  She often constructs her pieces from patterns using slabs instead of the pottery wheel.  She enjoys making art that you can use in everyday life.  Food should be a celebration and great serving pieces should be a part of that. Most of her work is highly decorated, designs you might imagine on fabric. She works from her home studio in Brooklyn, Michigan.

She was featured on the cover brochure for the Saginaw Art Museum’s “Michigan Invitational Exhibit”.  Kristine was also an exhibiting artist for “Cups of Fire” and “Dinnerware”, Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as “Women in Art”, Oakland University, Farmington Hills, Michigan.  She is also a featured artist at The Gallery, Royal Oak, MI, East End Gallery, Marshall, MI and Flying Colorz Gallery, Holland, MI. She also sells her work through her Etsy site, and occasionally does local art fairs.

I don’t like to produce pieces that look like they were cast in a mold. I like my pieces to sing that they were hand…”