Christine Pike

Christine Pike

Christine’s art practice is influenced by many things (she has a magpie brain and tends to collect and store ideas for later use), but chiefly she takes her inspiration from the natural world and from folklore. Nature is uncompromising; sometimes cruel, but never dishonest. Folklore teaches us ancient wisdom through the telling of stories. Truth and wisdom are the companions of all those prepared to see themselves as they really are. In her work she like to play with ideas that explore the intimate relationship between the two.

Christine’s pieces tell stories about what happens when we drop our social masks and reconnect with the Wild Dance of life. Sometimes her figures disguise themselves as animals. Occasionally they are caught in the act of transformation; part human, part beast…

Christine works mainly in clay and mixed media but also in bronze resin and occasionally foundry bronze.

She divides her time between sculpting, teaching, and freelance curatorial projects.

Selected Member; Anglian Potters

Christine’s work will be at Sally Evans Artist & Makers Fair in the Town Hall