Originally trained at Sydney College of the Arts as a printmaker, Chrystie has been somewhat obsessed with clay for the last 14 years, reveling in the medium and its endless possibilities.
All works are made in a studio between high cliffs and the sea where verdant flora and fauna are a daily inspiration and functional and decorative ceramic pieces fit seamlessly into a slower, more considered pace of life.
Finalist – Little Things Art Prize 2018.
“Rejecting the ‘perfection’ of reproduced machine made items, my work is thrown on the wheel and then trimmed and painted by hand.
These new works use kiln fired pigments rather than glaze to investigate a painterly mark akin to gouache, where the brushstrokes are visible and matte colours tell a story of an Australian summer.”
MINI RELEASE: NOVEMBER 2021