about klt:works


Behind the Scenes at KLTworks from Kristin L Theiss on Vimeo.


*Drawing of Chris & Kristin by their son, Sayer (age 8).

Kristin Loffer Theiss started a working studio in the Pacific Northwest called klt:works in 2005. She’s been making and designing products for the modern home and family under the klt:works label ever since. The klt:works studio has recently expanded including various forms of printmaking and surface design as the primary focus in the products offered. Kristin's love of textiles, screen printing, and mid-century modern design has influenced her new line of printed goods. Both she & her husband are currently combining their interests and skills by working on a collaborative line of porcelain & pattern vessels.

Kristin and her husband, Chris, both hold MFAs in Fine Art and met 19 years ago, teaching at a local college. Both are still adjunct art faculty members today – Kristin teaching drawing &/or painting and Chris teaching beginning and advanced ceramics. They have a child named, Sayer, who is a young artist in his own right. Klt:works is a family studio and all three creatives have their part in the success and unique vision of the business. A day in a life around their house includes laughter, dancing, listening to music, and making. Everything you see with a klt:works label, is made by hands- with attention to detail and lots of heart.

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EDUCATION:
Kristin Loffer Theiss- owner/designer
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
MFA, Fine Art, 1996
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
BA, Fine Art, Painting & Drawing, 1993
fine art + artist statement - Here

Chris Theiss- klt:works technical + creative support (husband and the "t" in klt:works)
University of California Davis, Davis, CA.
MFA, Studio Art, 1992
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
BFA, Ceramics, 1990.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Foundation Program, 1985-1986.
fine art + artist statement - Here.