About Christine Cummings
Christine is a ceramic sculptor whose unique style and love of the natural world is captured in her beautifully hand crafted pieces. Using a mixture of crank bodied and stoneware clays she brings her research and sketches to life, the finished pieces complimented by her own unique method of Raku and smoke firing.
Her early work focused on her extensive studies of pigs, capturing their character and beauty - she always remembers drawing inspiration from her pet pig, Jezabelle. Since then Christine’s collection has grown to a whole menagerie of animals including foxes, goats, hens, hares, geese and many more. To capture the detail in her work, she studies the anatomy and physiology of each creature, spending long periods perfecting her interpretations.
Christine is based in Lancashire, North West England. She’s been an artist all her life - her work has won several awards and is featured in many of the UK’s most prestigious galleries. Her ceramic work is instantly recognisable through the style of Raku firing. The animals she sculpts each have their own quirky personality and charm and her natural ability to create such life-like creatures from clay makes them truly unique and unmistakably her work.