About Christine Boyd
My ceramics education began with an inspiring high school teacher who entered one of my pieces in the State Fair. That encouraging act sent me on a path as an art major at California State University, San Jose, where I studied under the late Herbert Sanders.
A trip to Japan and Korea in the 1970s opened up a passion for clean form, function and an appreciation for the evolution of ceramic art of the East.
My work is influenced by the Japanese aesthetic principle called
wabi sabi, which is closely linked to Zen. Wabi means simple, non-materialistic and humble by choice—in tune with nature—and sabi is a profound acceptance and appreciation of natural cycles and authentic processes.
For over 40 years I have enjoyed experimenting with the mysteries of heat action on earth elements of clay and glass.
My work is durable for daily use indoors and outdoors. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. I create my own glazes; testing and refining them in my studio. All glazes are lead-free and safe for table and dinner ware.
Chris works in her studio at her home in Sebastopol, California. She is a founding member of the Sebastopol Gallery where you can see a variety of her lastest work.
Visit in person,
150 N. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472
Or visit www.sebastopol-gallery.com