Kellie was born in Alabama and grew up moving across North, Central, and South Florida. She has since lived in several other states and countries, but continues to call herself a Floridian at heart. She currently resides with her English husband, Scott Ferris, in Chuluota where she is blessed to keep her hands covered with clay at her home studio, accompanied by their dog, horse, and chickens, while Scott adapts to his new home in America as a professional photographer!
She attended the University of Central Florida, earning her BFA in printmaking & painting, and had the privilege of studying under several professional potters in the area during her college years, as well as teaching clay, drawing, & painting classes at The Artistic Hand in Oviedo and The Mount Dora Center of the Arts. After graduating, she went off to take on various art and pottery endeavors in New York, France, and the British Virgin Islands. She managed Bamboushay Pottery in Tortola for just over two years before the ocean (and Scott) called her to a life at sea, acting as cook and stewardess aboard Cuan Law, the largest sailing trimaran in the world! Her love of travel also took her backpacking across Europe, floating down the Mekong in Southeast Asia, and discovering the thrill of train travel through India.
Her life is now filled with the joy of sharing the various ceramic techniques and experiences she has picked up through her journey, helping others to discover and heighten their own love of this awesome medium!