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Pavelka, Kristin

  • Departments:Art Center
  • Divisions:Art Instructors
  • Title:Art Center Instructor
  • Phone:952-949-9304
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Kristin grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. She attended Carleton College with the intention of graduating with a degree in Biology, pre-med, and ready to continue her studies in veterinary medicine. As fate would have it, Kristin was accepted into a beginning pottery class her junior year, fell in love with the material and process, and switched majors to Studio Art. She received her undergraduate degree in 2000.

Kristin completed her graduate studies at Penn State University in 2004 and returned to Minnesota to head the ceramics department at Hamline University, where she taught for 5 years before leaving to become a full-time studio potter and mother. She currently works out of her home studio in Eden Prairie.

Classes Kristin teaches at the Art Center
Advanced Clay Techniques and a “Build a Better…” series that focuses on a single skill development form on the pottery wheel

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