About

DSC00761 MARY CHRISTOPHER

I live with my husband in Silver Star, Montana, a rural area on the Jefferson River. Through the river, the beautiful Tobacco Root Mountains, the clear Montana sky and brilliant sunlight, nature provides support for my work.

Earthenware clay is my first choice for its soft appearance and satisfying tactile quality. I often finish with a native American pit firing technique. This method supports my efforts to preserve the nature of the clay body while setting free the soul of the piece.

Most often I start with a vessel and sculpt my images in the walls. I also sculpt free standing forms. My usual theme is the emerging strength of female individuality. I celebrate my own power and seek to expand my consciousness through engaging in artistic activity.