- MFA Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University MA Art History, Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, Syracuse University BFA Ceramics & BA Art History, Kent State University
Kirstin Willders (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her studio practice encompasses wheel-thrown ceramics, glass & light, and mixed materials. Kirstin received a BFA in ceramics and a BA in art history from Kent State University in 2012. She went on to earn an MA in Italian Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University’s Graduate Program in Renaissance Art in 2017. In 2020 she graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with an MFA in ceramic art. She was named one of twelve recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Student Achievement Award by the International Sculpture Center. Kirstin has completed residencies at C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Italy, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA.