Kris Coad is a ceramic artist living and working in Melbourne. She has been a practicing ceramicist for over 20 years, dividing her time between her studio practice and being an educator.
For the last few years Kris has worked full time in her studio, based at the Gas Works Art Park.
Kris produces ceramic pieces for exhibition, a translucent porcelain tableware range for selected retail and pieces for commission.
In 2002 Kris was awarded a Masters of Fine Art by Research RMIT. During the same year she was the only Australian honoured at the Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award Shepparton Art Gallery.
Kris has exhibited in over 70 exhibitions including the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale Korea, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne, Manly Museum and Art Gallery Sydney and Craft Victoria. Her work has featured in many magazines, journals and custom books including Ceramics Art and Perception International, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly USA, Hand Made in Melbourne, Donna Hay, Vogue Living, Vogue Entertaining and Travel and Gourmet USA.
Her work has been acquired for public collections including Icheon World Ceramic Centre Korea, Parliament House Canberra, Shepparton Art Gallery, Manly Museum & Art Gallery as well as private collections within Australia and overseas.