I draw my inspiration from the many cultural landscapes of my life-path. Born in Belgium, I have lived in the Middle-East, Morocco, Canada, UK, Malta and Belgium. After a career in healthcare computing in Canada and Europe, I now devote my creativity to art and writing. My jewellery pieces are made mostly from polymer clay, a synthetic compound consisting of PVC and plasticisers imparting malleability to the clay. I prefer to use non tinted clay which I infuse with pigments. This affects the chemical properties of the clay, allowing me to push the possibilities of the medium further to achieve more subtle color and texture effects.
The potential of polymer clay as an artistic medium has yet to be unlocked and I am excited at working at the forefront to shape its future.
Christine is the founder of Voila!, (www.voila.eu.com) a Europe-based community website for the world’s polymeristas. With inspiration from Europe’s cultural heritage, Voila! helps members take their work to new artistic heights. She regularly runs critiquing and creativity courses on Voila!.