Christina Krey is a British ceramic artist of Ukrainian origin.
She came from a multicultural and diverse background combining influences from Ukrainian, Russian and British cultural heritages.
Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Christina graduated from the National Law University (an Honour’s degree). Before finding her vocation in ceramics she was a practising interior designer and a mother of three.
Christina’s lifelong passion is art and the history of art. After completing a few courses at V&A Christina got engaged with clay and studied at Kensington and Chelsea College (London, UK). Her path led her to the RCA which has been an immensely enriching and forming experience.
She works with a variety of hand-building techniques, slip casts and throwing. For one of her projects, she developed a fabric-like porcelain material. She is constantly experimenting with raw materials, clay bodies, pigments and glazes. However, her work is not just an exercise in techniques but attempts and means to express the deeper truths of the human experience.
Recent exhibitions: “Fermenting” at Preston’s House (2023), Lighting the Onion Garden (Victoria, London) (2022), “Preface” at Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park (2022), WIP show 2021, RCA (2021).
Publications: Architectural Digest Russia, issue 9 (207) September 2021, 7 (185) July 2019, 5 (172) May 2018, 7 (163) July 2017.