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Crista Ames



Crista was raised on a small hobby farm in Washington State. She attended Washington State University where she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. After receiving her BFA, Crista attended Utah State University for Post Baccalaureate studies in Ceramics. Before moving to Missoula Crista was living in Helena Montana working as a studio artist and children's ceramics instructor. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Montana.


Storytelling has shaped humans and society since before recorded history. Passed from one generation to the next, stories have been used to define society's morals and prejudices.  Stories define our humanity.

My work is the depiction of a single moment in a story. Derived from my own personal narrative, my work addresses ideas surrounding motherhood, abuse, and fertility as it relates to animal husbandry.  I intend to initiate a story that will unfold and continue in the mind of the viewer.