Crista Ann Ames

Crista Ann Ames is a studio artist and teaching artist living in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on a small hobby farm, she often draws on her own experiences to explore pastoral life, animal husbandry, women’s craft and fertility. Crista received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics with a minor in Art History and Disability Studies from Washington State University. She went on to attended Utah State University for Post Baccalaureate studies in Ceramics. While receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana she began studying dance and movement to help inform the way she sculpts the figure.

ceramic stoneware, 19 x 15 x 8 inches

The Poet
ceramic stoneware, 6 x 3 x 4 feet

1000 Venuses
ceramic stoneware, 22 x 16 x 9 inches