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Christensen, Tim

Teaching Artist


I have been making black and white pieces since 2003. I am getting better as I get deeper into this technique of sgraffito, and probably would stop if I weren’t. I am starting to see my sculptural background seep in, as well as a renewed interest in altering the thrown form. My work is narrative, specifically illustrated, sometimes spiritual, often funny, and understandable. I make pots about the times in which we live, and the challenges of living in a time in which we are divorced from the natural world around us. I make my work to be appreciated by those who know a lot or a little about porcelain or art, and make it with the hopes that some of these pots will survive longer than me or the culture in which we live, and will still be as relevant then as now.

I live near the coast in eastern Maine and have done most of my work in the last few years in my tiny off-the-grid cabin in Roque Bluffs. My time there is magical, the stillness seductive. I also work at the new house my partner and I built in Franklin. The hustle and bustle of family life provide plenty of incentive for focus, and I believe sharpens my work.

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