David Kenton Kring was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky where he grew up in a small family run mens workwear store. This blue collar atmosphere helped to influence not only his passion of working with his hands but also his surfaces. He received his BA from Transylvania University focusing in ceramics and mixed media. David then began working for the ceramic distributor Kentucky Mudworks, where he honed his skills as a figurative sculptor and potter. Since then he has exhibited nationally, lectured and demoed at major universities, and has begun curating gallery shows and craft markets. David demoed at NCECA 2016 in partnership with the company AMACO. David is currently living in Lexington, Kentucky where he keeps a home studio as a full time working artist.