December Artist of the Month
Hello Everyone! I’ve taken a break from the cold Ontario weather to cuddle up at home and write our December Artist of the Month post! This month we are featuring the lovely Christina Tischler! It is such a nice surprise when I walk into the London Clay Art Centre and get to see Christina’s smiling face in the studio! Her passion and excitement for clay is so refreshing and she has been such a lovely addition to our members at the LPG!
A mother and a wife, Christina enjoys embracing her wildly creative side. After graduating with her diploma in Police Foundations and working towards her B.A. in Criminal Justice, she was drawn to pursue her love of art, enrolling in her first ceramics class in 2006. In-between the joys of life and raising children, Christina continued to enjoy classes offered through the London Potters Guild in Ontario, deciding to join the guild as an official member in 2011. Falling in love with her artistic self in her mid twenties, Christina continues to create her way through her early thirties.
A few words from Christina about her artistic practice….
“I take pleasure in wading through all the creative ways I can essentially transform a mound of mud. I really enjoy incorporating the beauty of nature, the power of words, as well as my children’s art into my ceramics. I embrace how a certain memory, or moment in time can be captured forever in clay. Not only do I love ceramics, but I also love to experiment with different mediums. I have a passion for photography, and specialize in custom jewelry making. I also dabble in diverse pursuits such as fibre arts, glass fusing and blowing, chainsaw carving, lino cutting,wood working and silkscreening. As you can see, I have a strong desire to embrace my creativity, and feel it’s an essential facet of life.”
Last but not least here is a photo of the amazing leather and ceramic Cuffs that Christina makes! Me and Christina made a trade at our annual Fall sale and I happily wear my new cuff everywhere!
Thank you all so much for reading! Stay tuned for a Kaitlyn and Frank Life Update to come very soon!
xoxox – Kaitlyn