Kristin Mitsu Shiga is a maker and educator living on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She brings to the
classroom a unique set of skills and experience earned through decades working diverse roles in the field
of metals & jewelry, including bench jeweler, shop owner, tool and findings supplier, and armaturist for
stop-motion animation studios to name a few. You also may recognize Kristin from her programming work
with various local and national nonprofit organizations, including Metalwerx, the Society of North
American Goldsmiths and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work can be found in numerous
publications and collections, including the Kamm Artful Teapot Collection and the Permanent Collection of
the White House.