Metal sculptor Kirsten Kainz’s formal training in the arts started in ceramics. During college, she worked in many disciplines including ceramics, glass blowing, bronze casting, and more, but metals stole her heart. At Southern Illinois University she completed her BFA specializing in metalsmithing. Her work in precious metals never quite fit the jewelry scale and once her training in blacksmithing started it was evident that her work would grow in scale.
Kirsten shops Montana’s scrap yards for materials and her giant collection of carefully selected junk makes the pallet from which she works. The artist welds the multitude of pieces into amusing and surprisingly elegant creations. Kirsten Kainz’s work is featured in public and private collections all around the Nation.
The artist continues with the challenge of creating great art while at the same raising her two beautiful girls.