Colin and Kristine Poole

Exhibiting | Presenting


Dancing between mythology, magical and imaginative realism, Colin and Kristine Poole’s sculptures accentuate the beauty and expressive qualities of the human form. Winners of the 2023 IBA Grand Prize and the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Sculpture category, the Poole’s sculptures have garnered awards in international competitions including National Sculpture Society, Spectrum and The ARC Art Salon. Their work has featured prominently in publications including The Wall Street Journal, CAST, Masters of Contemporary Fine Art, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Ireland, 500 Figures in Clay and American Art Collector. Their commissions for public and private collections include: The MI Carnegie Library, Arlington County, Spectrum and Pop Culture Classroom, National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, National Geographic, The US Mint among other Fortune 500 companies.  Their commitment to giving back to the art community finds expression in monthly contributions to Muddy Colors and providing presentations on art and business to organizations around the country. They live and create in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains surrounded by their menagerie of birds and beasts.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Sketching in Clay

Room 208 | Colin and Kristine Poole

Bring your inner child for some serious play. This will be a hands-on clay sketching workshop with Colin and Kristine for artists working in all mediums. Participants will get to dive into a clay sketch of their own, following along with the Pooles. Learn how to translate your idea into a quick 3D sketch, use rough drafts to inspire and problem solve your next creation, make your own 3D reference for concept development and accurate lighting. Selecting materials/processes to achieve the best results and desired outcomes will also be covered. Info will be applicable to 2D, 3D, digital and traditional mediums. Clay supplies included for each participant (MonsterClay generously provided courtesy of MonsterMakers)