Keira grew up in Frisco, Colorado, and received her BFA in Painting and Art History at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Her work is often inspired by her surroundings and environment. Her pieces become mementos and keepsakes; almost altarpieces and time capsules. They reflect fragments of her childhood moving from place to place. These fragments become a home that she builds for herself—sand spurs from the Gulf of Mexico, ivy growing on a brownstone in Brooklyn, aspen leaves from the Rocky Mountains, or plum trees from Mexico City.
She first started experimenting with ceramics while studying in Utica, NY, at first focusing on wheel throwing but then hand building after moving to Brooklyn. She enjoys the confluence of her background in painting with ceramics.