- 5 years ago
Victoria Christen is a Portland, OR potter and a friend. We had a great talk back in December at Vic's home and we covered quite a bit of material. She took a somewhat indirect road to making pots and being a potter, which we get into. She had an idyllic childhood in Montana and was raised in an environment of making, creating, and exploring. Her work reflects her upbringing, and in Victoria's own words: I come from a tradition of seamstresses. As a young girl, my grandmother designed and sewed clothing for families at neighboring homesteads. My grandmother's skills passed to my mother, who sewed all our family clothes, and then to myself. As a ceramic artist, my process is not so different than that of my mother and grandmother. Like them, I transform my ideas into patterns cutting, folding, and joining various pieces to create a physical object. Enjoy this episode, it's a good one!