Ken and Tina Riesterer, both from the Chicago area, met  while studying painting at the American Academy of Art. They fell in love, married, and  traveled west seeking beauty and inspiration. Finding just that in Manitou Springs, they lived, painted and raised two wonderful children. Somewhere in between that, they branched out into ceramics, and started collaborating in clay. Exhibiting locally and nationally, they both continue to work and grow in paint and clay.

  For the past fifteen years Ken and Tina have been partners with a small group of artists in an Art Gallery business in Manitou Springs. Five years ago the gallery moved to a bigger space and prime location and continues to sells local art as the Green Horse Gallery. Ken and Tina's clay studio is behind the  gallery, and you can find them most days in the studio working with clay or on the streets or in the hills drawing and painting.