South African born and educated, Christine Gittins settled in Wales in 1994 where she is continuing a career as a studio potter.
Although a trained graphic artist, her involvement with clay has occupied her life since 1982 when she first started evening classes in pottery.
Since moving to Britain, Christine has been selected as a member of the Makers Guild in Wales and a member of the British Craft Potters Association.
Her latest work explores balance and how far a vessel can be pushed without upsetting stability.
Her work is hand-thrown and naked raku-fired twice to achieve a satin-smooth finish.
Colour and burnishing comes from the fire before guinea fowl feathers and horsehair are applied to the sizzling hot pots, scorching on their random indelible patterns.