Born in Denver Colorado Cristine comes from a family of artists. Her mother was a graduate of Parsons School Of Design with a degree in dressmaking; her father was a graduate of CU with a degree in Engineering. Her two older sisters and younger brother are involved in woodworking, printmaking and metalsmithing. They made everything growing up: Halloween costumes, Christmas ornaments, skateboards, yoyo’s, dollhouse furniture and much more.
Since 1989 She has participated in small and large art shows and markets across the Country. She has been a participant as well as a teacher in one, two and three day workshops in mold making, simple tool making, sgrafiatto and surface decoration techniques.
Cristine received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Metropolitan State College in 1993, under the guidance of the late ceramist Roger Lang.
The black and white ceramics of Cristine Boyd make everyday moments of dining, entertaining and gift giving memorable and special, as her hand crafted ceramics are conversational pieces indeed.
As the founder of All Clay, Cristine has been designing, making and teaching ceramics since 1989. Her work represents her interest in pattern and rhythm while her stylized and abstracted expression of human and animal form portray playful and strong emotion.
Her work is formed from porcelain in hand-made bisque press molds and decorated with the ancient sgraffiato technique that is the image on the surface is hand carved through a thin layer of colored clay, in combination with slip trailing, printing and inlay.
She now produces a standard line of delightful plates, platters, mugs, tumblers, bowls and vases, along with an always evolving line of interesting utilitarian and decorative pieces. Her work is durable, beautiful to look at and lovely to touch as the sgrafiatto technique imparts a wonderful tactile texture to each piece.