Introducing the metal clay art of Christi Anderson. Christi is the newest artist to be added to the Cool Tools Gallery.
Christi is a self-taught metal clay artist who has won numerous awards for her work. Her pieces are impossibly intricate and mostly hand carved from very thin sheets of metal clay.
One night during the 2009 Bead & Button Show, a group of metal clay artists met for dinner, including me (Mardel Rein), Holly Gage, Gordon Uyehara, Bill and Lacey Ann Struve and others. Christi had just won the Bead Dreams first place award and one of her magical pieces was being passed around. We were trying to decide if she had really carved the piece or not! It was so intricate and so detailed that we just could not believe what we were seeing. We thought it had to be a mold.
Christi is in a league of her own when it comes to creating in metal clay. Come by and see for yourself what a true artist can do with this material. We are honored to display Christi’s work. Be sure and visit her Etsy site and purchase a treasure of your own.
The pictures shown here are from my own private collection. The top piece is a beautiful book that opens and has several pages, all with inscriptions and images. The bottom piece flips open to reveal a birds nest with eggs. See her amazing detail by clicking on the images to view a larger size. Then, visit the her gallery for a feast of metal clay artistry.
Diane Rein May 3, 2011
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