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.
Christine either imprints patterns into the clay prior to firing, or her work is naked raku-fired twice to achieve a satin-smooth finish. Colour and burnishing comes from the fire before guinea fowl feathers and horsehair are then applied to the ceramic pendants, scorching on their random indelible patterns.