Crista Ann Ames is a Resident Artist and Ceramics Studio Manager at Gallery One Visual Arts Center 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 attend 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.