Kristie’s interest in art started at a young age. Looming led to experimenting with bead-weaving. Bead-weaving was the first art form Kristie taught to others, regularly for over 20 years. She is certified as a PMC instructor and an Art Clay instructor, and taught classes in this medium for several years. Then, around 2009, a friend invited her to go to an introductory class on polymer. The colors, and the ability to manipulate that product to represent almost anything, hooked her right way. She’s been a polymer enthusiast ever since. She has been recognized in Cynthia Tinapple’s Polymer Clay Daily online community, and in Sage Bray’s Daily Polymer Arts Blog.
Kristie worked in the public education field as a special education teacher, staff development specialist and eventually, a technology coordinator for a K-12 school system for 38 years.
Her work is currently available at the Westerly Arts Gallery, Spectrum Gallery, the Slater Memorial Museum, and the Converse Art Gallery Gift Shop at the Norwich Free Academy. She is a member of the Southern Connecticut Polymer Guild and the New England Polymer Artists.