SPARC Artist in Residence: Kristina Kotlier
About the Artist
Kristina Kotlier is an architectural designer and ceramic artist with a strong design-build background and interest in emphasizing the elemental properties of the materials with which she works. She has built work in and around the Bay Area, including installations at the Exploratorium and the Oakland Museum.Her work explores the relationship between digital processes and handmade objects, while focusing on intentional ways to disrupt and modify each step to create unique outcomes.
Kristina is currently an artist in residence at SPARC in Venice, California where she has found tremendous peace and happiness in her explorations in clay and is working to bring that creative outlet to others through workshops and classes. Kristina’s studio practice reflects the joining of her architectural background and her passion for clay. She creates custom installations that change the spatial experience of people’s homes and businesses and produces meticulously crafted, hand thrown pieces that aim to make people smile on a daily basis.