Christopher Kerr-Ayer was raised in rural Vermont. He started learning about glass in 2009, as a Junior in High School. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Johnson State College, Vt. Learning about and working with glass in a production studio setting gave Kerr-Ayer the time to practice and refine important skills for working with the material. His collegiate studies, workshops, and residencies have exposed him to a breadth of design, aesthetic, and history of glassmaking. His work stretches from conceptual sculpture to functional housewares. His interest in investigating the line between functional and nonfunctional objects is what drives him to make new work. He interprets everyday objects as a way to disassemble identity, fragility, and objects themselves.
Working for a number of glassmakers over the past decade has given Kerr-Ayer studio access to develop his work. His work includes functional housewares, figuative, and trompe l'oeil sculpture. He currently lives in Rollinsford, NH, where he maintains his studio practice, as well as making objects for THE POOL GLASSWORKS, his design forward housewares company.