A Seattle native, Kristin Nelson has been a ceramic artist since 1983. She has a background in fashion design and textiles, and studied weaving in Sweden, receiving her degree in ceramics from the University of Washington. An avid outdoorswoman, she is married to professional kayaker and writer, Nigel Foster. Nelson’s first, line, Kri Kri, was first sold at Barneys New York in 1991. Since then, it has been sold at myriad shops boutiques and museum stores in the US, Canada and Japan. Originally inspired by the wrought iron work in Montreal, where she lived for 5 years, the Kri Kri graphics evolved into an elaborate collection of whimsical creatures and animated botanical ornament inspired by her travels and love of nature. In the beginning all the sake cups, rice bowls and mugs were pinched by hand! Today, all the originals for the plaster molds are still fashioned in the same way, but slip casting multiples is far more efficient and the results are lighter in weight and more uniform. Over the years tools have been acquired to facilitate production, yet it is surprising how many steps and how much hands on work still goes into each individual piece. Once upon a time, there were employees at Kri Kri Studio. Today, it is only Kristin. Fortunately, she has come to enjoy the strategy of producing large orders and, having gained a pretty good understanding of the processes involved, become quite efficient at it. Equally important is that the quality of her work has gone up. Designs and products are continually evolving. It remains her passion and it's still fun!
Stacked in Your Favor
These handmade nesting bowls may be small in size, but they are large in imagination. Nestled in the vibrantly colored interior of each bowl is a unique illustration, evoking the mystery of ancient cave drawings, or the exuberance of childhood drawings. The bright interior contrasts nicely against the white exterior with hand-drawn black stripes. The varied sizes are perfect for holding jewelry, bedside essentials, coins, candy--or simply leave them on display, filled with wonder. Handmade in Seattle, Washington.
Made in the USA
This item is breakable ceramic and not intended for small children.
Tiny Nesting Bowls have been discontinued. When they sells out, the bowls will no longer be available.