Kristen Cliffel 


Low fire clay, kiln cast glass, 12” x 16” x 4” 

“Groundwork” is a rumination on the work that is entailed in building a rich and meaningful “Home” life. Juxtaposing materials and objects that have other affordances is one of the ways I'm investigating the myriad intricacies of the domestic realm.

Artist Bio

Kristen Cliffel is an artist living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work is in many public and private collections throughout the United States. Cliffel completed Residencies at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and the Kohler Company in Wisconsin, and her work has been shown widely across the country. She has received several Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, A Creative Workforce Fellowship and, the prestigious Cleveland Arts Prize for Visual Arts in 2016.


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