Artist Showcase - Christina Collins


I first began working in clay in 1976 and immediately fell in love with it. To take a sloppy wet ball of mud and transform it into a beautiful functional object with just my hands, some water and a spinning potter's wheel to me just seemed magical. More than 35 years later it still does. After spending my childhood drawing all over everything it just seemed natural to begin drawing on my pottery. I began carving the drawings into relief when I was still in school and that has become my signature style. The clay I work with is a white, high-firing stoneware that has the look of porcelain but is easier to throw and carve. My pieces are all made one at a time and are decorated entirely by my hands, making each one a unique piece of functional art.

Artwork: Blue Dragon Jar