Local to Chico, CA since 2002, Kristy has been steadily expanding her artistic career. During this time her ceramic business, California Soulshine Designs, has become her passion. Hand making beautiful objects for everyday use is her main focus & driving force. Kristy strongly feels that the use of such things helps to create ritual & enriches life. As is evident in her work, she loves texture. The endless possibilities for surface manipulation of clay provides her with never ending excitement. She hand carves her own stamps from soft clay, bisque fires them & is then able to create any pattern she can dream of. Kristy is inspired immensely by the natural world as well as many cultural art forms such as traditional textiles, drawings & music. While Northern California is where her heart now resides, Kristy proudly hails from the Midwest. Growing up in Indiana for her first twenty five years, she attended Purdue University & graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999. 

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