Chris Kukla lives in Germantown Hills with his wife and three children. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1989 where he majored in Industrial Technology. He has always enjoyed the arts and took multiple classes at Illinois State and Illinois Central College. He has been actively honing his ceramic skills since 2000 and has pursued multiple techniques. His explorations have led him to primitive pit firing and the colors created by the fire enhance the surface and textures of the pottery he makes.