I am so excited to announce that I won a Special Edition Black Brent CXC Pottery Wheel by throwing an Art Deco Vase in 40 minutes at NCECA 2019! Thanks to Amaco-Brent for the opportunity 



My name is Christylyn Hess-Kretiv and I am a potter in Tucson Arizona.

I started my journey in clay in High School. I then went on to study ceramic and other fine arts in college and then in pottery classes and independent study. 
 This journey of creating beautiful functional art work has been wonderful and enlightening, even though there has been many challenges along the way.  
In my senior year of high school, I entered a vessel in my very first art show, and won first place with that piece. I had given it to my Grandmother, and it was lost after she passed away.  Winning that award that was the beginning of this journey of exploring the wonders that clay holds for me. After college I went on to work in the Government sector, and after I retire I plan on doing pottery full time. 

My goal is to make exceptional functional pottery that is also beautiful art.  My wish is that everyone would use and love my pottery as much as I do. 
I love bright bold colors in almost all aspects of my life.  If you watch my periscopes, (https://www.periscope.tv/Rainbowbullpots) you will see my studio has many different bright colors! My use of colorful, bright, and happy glazes brings joy to me and I hope to all of the  people who purchase my pottery.