Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her work explores dynamic systems and practices within the intersection of design, production, and craft. Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. Along with her collaborative, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to explore architectural terracotta and digital fabrication at the Maryland Institute of Art. She exhibits her work widely and works with private clients on custom ceramics fabrication for the home and hospitality industry. Kala is Director of Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center, California, and oversees the public studio and artist in residence program.