I am also a maker of objects, when channeling interests out into surface and form I am able to connect with seen and collected objects as well as the earth. Growing up surrounded by fields and pastures, there is inspiration in how the earth has such a variety of textures, colors and shapes. By letting clay twist and tear I find pleasure in not overly refining. From the simplicity of a hill to the complexity of a sunset, these are not just vessels they are ideas, memories, substance and joy.
— Andrew Koester
He currently lives in Collinsville, IL across the river from thriving St. Louis with his wife, who is a high school Art Teacher, and their three dogs. He has held adjunct positions at Maryville University and currently at St. Louis Community College Meramec. He also works part-time as an Art Handler and teaching community classes at Krueger Pottery Supply in Brentwood, MO. Spending most of his free time in his studio, woodworking, gardening, thrifting and riding bicycles.