TEACHING artist living + working
in Oakland, CALIFORNIA.
Raised on a farm in Western Maryland, Kristin had a childhood that was connected to her immediate natural resources. She has been working with cloth for over twenty years, and first learned to sew from her grandmother. After working in clothing construction, Kristin found a passion for sustainable textiles, and ultimately slow textiles and natural dyes.
Once the natural dye and fiber arts bug bit her, she has been hungry to learn from teachers all over the world. She has traveled to Oaxaca to learn dyeing and weaving from a Zapotec family, and recently traveled to Australia to become immersed in the textiles community across the world. This summer, Kristin will return to Penland School of Craft to study with Joy Boutroup and Catharine Ellis, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts to study with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors.
Kristin currently resides in Oakland, California where she grows dye plants in her garden and splits her time between teaching, creating commissioned pieces, and working full time at The Crucible, an industrial arts school in West Oakland.