Kristy Summers born in Kansas City, received her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2003 and MFA from Alfred University in 2006. She has shown her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally. Kristy has received numerous travel grants to participate in iron art casting conferences and various iron pours around the country, guest lecturing at Florida State University on her work within contemporary cast iron art. She has directed numerous group exhibitions. Kristy has held workshops on welding and woodworking at the University of Kansas and has been involved within the teaching field for the last two years through Alfred University.