Keri Kelley is the artist and owner of Earthstar Studio. She has been making jewelry and ceramics for more than 18 years, and making art for as long as she can remember. She has taken workshops at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as well as a year in the Professional Crafts Clay program at HCC. After earning an Associate Degree in Wildlife Management in 2004, she decided to follow her desire and need to create something every day. Her designs are greatly inspired by her love of the natural world. Each piece is crafted by hand, creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. Designs may be repeated, but the finished products are never identical. Her work is featured at Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art gallery, in downtown Waynesville, NC.