Chris studied at Art Center College of Design when it was in Los Angeles but is now in the Pasadena hills. She majored in Industrial Environmental Design. Architecture is her passion, which comes out in her clay creations. Influenced by William Morris, Greene and Greene, and Frank Lloyd Wright, her designs are inspired by nature and architecture. Her involvement in pottery became full-time when she joined the Oregon Potters Association in 2014. Her studio, The Clayhouse Potter Studio, is located in Damascus, Oregon.