I think what has stood out to me most since entering the field of ceramics is the community of people it seems to always attract. Clay has the power to connect people from all over the world and as a material offers us so much malleability giving us the opportunity to share our individual stories in such a beautiful way as it takes on an endless possibility of color shape and form. Ceramics as material has permanence , it is one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and my aim has been to make a mark of my time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects
Christina Erives was born in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA and MA from California State University of Northridge and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a Resident Artist and Instructor at New Mexico State University, Belger Craneyard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the University of Montana. Christina Erives is an emerging artist in the field of Ceramics. In 2017 she received an Emerging Artist Award from NCECA the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.