Founder – Studio Christine Jetten
August 14th, 6:00 PM
403 Hayes Hall, University at Buffalo
Christine Jetten founded her practice in 1997 as a ceramicist working in the field of Fine Art, making sculptures and site-specific work as well as exhibiting in museums, galleries, and sculpture gardens. Her love for architecture was never far away, in the sense of experiencing spaces in the built environment and public space, which was reflected in her art.
Clay and glaze became her media. Early on, her goal was to create glazes that would serve as a new vibrant medium for use in contemporary architecture, with the idea of liberating the perception of the glaze from that of a simple, uniform color coating. The palette of glazed ceramics is infinite. Christine specialized in creating glaze qualities that cannot be mimicked in any other material — rich textures, variegated colors, and reflective surfaces.
This lecture focuses on the process Christine developed through her collaboration with architects and the ceramic industry, concentrating on the outcome of this process — from concept to building.