Christine’s background is in fine art. Discovering marquetry during a cabinetmaking course in the late 1990s became the catalyst for a transformation in her practice, bringing together her previous experience as an artist, with her passion for architectural and furniture design. Marquetry is the medium she now specialises in. Christine’s first pieces were a series of commissioned wall-reliefs and these were followed by functional items. The award of a Crafts Council Setting-Up Grant in 2001 enabled Christine to set up her workshop. In 2003 a collection of her work provided the contemporary element to a major exhibition of historic pieces at the Bowes Museum, entitled: ‘The Art of Marquetry – Paintings in Wood’.
Since this time Christine has been creating unique pieces for exhibition and to commission. She continues to hand-cut all her marquetry, letting her designs evolve in the process. Christine’s work explores structure and the optical illusion of space using geometric form and manipulating line, colour and texture; edge being central to her visual language.
Christine has been a Design-Nation member since 2014.