Cristy Martinez is a ceramic artist, who has received a BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2019. She began her ceramic interest at a young age from her grade school art teacher, leading her to be inspired to teach others. Cristy has previously been a resident artist and a full-time ceramic teacher at L/Mercado Studios, gaining experience in teaching people of all ages. She is currently aspiring to become a full-time potter and has begun developing her line of work to sell. Her work revolves around functionality of the vessels and forms, incorporating personal anecdotes into her work. Her use of functional work is to connect with the viewer in a more intimate level than that of a gallery setting.