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Krista Cortese Ceramics
Krista has a background in painting, printmaking and sculpture and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in 2011 with a minor in Art History. In 2016 she immersed herself back into the ceramics community through the Continuing Education program at North Seattle College. A few years later in 2019, looking to grow as an artist and professional, she began an assistantship to Deborah Schwartzkopf at Rat City Studios in Seattle, Washington. Krista currently works full time as a studio potter and ceramic educator out of her home studio in North Seattle. She is now offering memberships and mentoring to students in addition to instructing lessons and workshops. She hopes to facilitate a creative environment that is therapeutic, fun and explorative for her students. Krista makes functional pottery that celebrates the rituals of everyday life with an emphasis on bold, geometric compositions with intricate and rhythmic landscapes.