CHRISTINA BOY - FURNITURE MAKER
Work with Christina Boy, visiting artist and furniture maker, to build a simple stool. Using pre-milled lumber, you will apply simple joinery and hardware to build and finish your stool. This portion of the class will cover tool use basics. Christina will then teach the traditional seat weaving method used with Danish paper cord, though in this class, you will work with rope, as a fun, colorful alternative that’s easier on the hands.
About Christina –
Originally from Germany, Christina Boy attended the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. After completing her BFA in 2007 she headed off to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where she had been awarded a 2-year Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts to continue and expanded her studies.
After returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio with the help of her father in law and husband in 2011, and is now a full time studio artist with her shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia. Although she works with all kinds of locally sourced lumber and wood she particularly enjoys working with salvaged articles. She likes to combine her love of the classic modern with her rural, rustic environment – making pieces that have simple and clean lines and have an added playfulness be it with color, texture, and/or pattern.
When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found outside feeding her chickens and rabbits, pulling weeds in the garden, or in the kitchen processing the ample produce her husband grows every year.