Kelly Keigwin is a professional artist who works in mixed-media collage, ceramics, and photography. Kelly writes for her blog, Fear is a 4-Letter Word, which is an ongoing personal project. In addition to creating functional pottery and artwork with her wife, Sam MacKenzie, Kelly is currently working on two new series of artwork - Everything is Temporary, a ceramics project, and You Are Enough, a project based in photography and storytelling.
Kelly's work draws inspiration from social observation and the human condition. She is known for utilizing imagery, text, paint, and recycled materials in her work. She has been published in Juxtapoz magazine, and is represented in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Iceland, and the U.K. She is exhibited nationally and holds a B.A. from Washington State University.
Sam MacKenzie is an artist and educator from Vancouver, WA. Her background is in darkroom photography and alternative processes; she has a post-baccalaureate degree from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a focus in photography. She currently works in ceramics, mixed media, and fiber arts.
Sam spent several years building the Vancouver art community through the arts non-profit MOSAIC Arts Alliance and its co-op gallery Sixth Street Gallery. As president of MOSAIC, she facilitated Sixth Street’s transition to Gallery 360. These days she is happy to focus on her own artwork when not teaching English to kids in China or cooking and canning produce from her garden. Sam can often be found throwing pottery in the basement or loading the kiln.