Christina Carfora received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Sculptural Ceramics and Art Education. She is currently pursuing a MA at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Throughout her career, she has taught art on the elementary, high school and college levels. When Christina is not producing artwork, her wanderlust compels her to travel to various places around the world. In 2009, she had the opportunity to live in Indonesia for one year.
Christina’s work stems from the experiences of her travels. Her pieces confront concepts of communication and explore the way technology is changing culture. She works primarily in clay, but drawing is intimately tied to her process. She draws directly on the clay, using colored slips and sgrafitto for surface design. Her figures are constructed using coils and slabs of clay. During her residency at HCCC, she intends to complete a series of life-sized figurative sculptures, which will have an anthropological feel and address social issues she encountered on her travels. Christina will be with HCCC through November of 2013. For more information, visit http://christinacarfora.com.
Above, from top to bottom: Christina Carfora. Photo courtesy the artist. Christina Carfora, "The Way of the Dodo," 2013. Terra sigilatta and stain on ceramics. Photo by George Ramirez Photography.