Christopher Kerr-Ayer grew up in rural Vermont. He started learning about glass in 2009, as an apprentice in a small production studio. Kerr-Ayer refined his skill and studio practice through working as a production assistant and employee. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Johnson State College, Vt. 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. He currently lives in Burnsville, NC, where he maintains his studio practice, as well as making objects for THE POOL GLASSWORKS, his design-forward housewares company.