Krista Grecco

Artist Statement

I am drawn to objects that have a history and a story to tell. At home and in the studio, I surround myself with bits of nature, curiosities, and nostalgic trinkets. Dried mushrooms, gnawed bones, old toys, and tattered stuffed animals line the shelves and feed my imagination. I treasure these objects for their narrative and formal appeal. They are beautifully weathered, abstracted, and colorful. Surfaces and details may have faded over time, but the emotions tied to these objects are palpable. Much like the objects I collect and treasure, my figurative and animal sculptures tell a story. They are fully realized characters; flawed but strong, sad but hopeful, playing the part of the reluctant protagonist in their own unfinished stories. Gesture, form, proportion, and color are pushed, stretched, and simplified to enhance the narrative and highlight emotion.


Krista Grecco is a full-time sculptor working in porcelain. She can be found outside most mornings, homeschooling her son among the pine trees and ferns around Atlanta, Georgia. Together they marvel at mushrooms and classify caterpillars while they pick up and recycle an array of interesting garbage. Drawing influence from nature, Art Deco, and vintage toys, Krista imbues her work with emotion and saturated color.

Grecco earned her B.F.A. from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She held the title of Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta for 13 years before shifting to a full-time studio practice in 2022.

Public and private collections include Ariana Museum of Ceramics and Glass in Geneva, Switzerland, Emory Decatur Hospital in Decatur, GA, and Orlando International Airport (Delta Airlines) in Orlando, Fl. Her work and process have been featured in 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form (Lark Books), American Craft, New Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics: TECHNICAL magazines.