Christine makes sculptural, organic forms in metal and clay. Pieces always have a story, and provide a strong meditative presence. Christine specializes in developing rich surfaces in metal using hammers and hand-made punches in the ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé. She hand-builds clay, pinching and pushing the material to its physical limits, expressing its native granularity and rheological properties, and working with changing moisture levels over time to develop deeply fissured surfaces. Pieces are intimately scaled for the home as small sculpture and functional centre-pieces, or as wearable art jewellery. She also builds larger-scale projects as part of a small guild with @jeffdeboersculpture and corybarkman.com
Many of the pieces contain ideas of personal experience, with abstracted landscape and anatomical forms, and a focus on scientific ideas. She is a keen photographer, runner, and mountain-biker—her love of observing and being in the landscape, early art and clay forms, and a reverence for natural history are referenced throughout her work in metal and clay.