Outermost Pottery

About the Artist


Kristin Knowles grew up in Orleans and is a devoted Cape Cod year-rounder with a B.S.(!) in Communications from Boston University . After a brief and unfulfilling foray into the scintillating world of corporate restaurant management followed by a crash-course basement stint in advertising graphics and copywriting, she packed up her sensible business attire in a Glad bag for Goodwill and decided to play in the mud. Since then she has become an award-winning performance poet, aspiring potter, international traveler, ambitious thrift shopper, and tolerable wife and mother. She self-published a book of poetry entitled “Waitress: Adventures in Poetry” in 1997 and is currently working on the sequel, “Waitress: The Swimsuit Issue”. She has studied pottery at Bridgewater State College and the Chatham Creative Arts Center and is a member of Cape Cod Potters and the Artisans Guild of Cape Cod. Her sculptural bowl entitled “Shipwrecks and Treasures” won first place in the three-dimensional category of the Orleans Bicentennial Art Contest and her work has been displayed during Cape Cod Women’s Organization’s “Women Creating” as well as at the S.E.A. Gallery in Orleans.  She and her husband, Thomas Fettig, live in Orleans with their children, Jack and Sasha, and 2 big, furry mutts named Jakie and Mateo.

Artist’s Statement

My forms are inspired by the symmetry found in the natural world: the curves of the human body, the wave-carved tidal flats, the endless perfection of the moonsnail’s spiral. I think that my muse is the desire to somehow capture that beauty as it appears in my mind’s eye, though I suppose humankind’s attempt to do so has yet to ever compare to the astounding experience of seeing the Northern Lights or the Grand Canyon or the full moon rising so large that it leaves you with nothing to do but stand there, wide-eyed, with the overwhelming urge to fall on your knees.

I also have spent a fair amount of time traveling, especially in Central America, and I love the ornate religious imagery and rich tradition of handmade crafts which I experienced there. I collect all kinds of religious icons from all over the world, and have a special fondness for the various incarnations of female deities, especially our very own Mary in her many guises. I enjoy using  icons, symbols, and archetypes in  my creative process and my home is full of little altars everywhere.

To contact the artist, write to: kristin@outermostpottery.com

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Online store coming soon!

My favorite links

  1. www.thesheartnetwork.org

  2. www.kemdesigns.net

  3. www.heartatworkjewelry.com

  4. www.twosonjewelry.com

  5. www.artisansguildcapecod.org

  6. www.goodhopeadoption.org