WOOD | Furniture and functional objects
Penland Affiliation | Penland Instructor 2017, 2022, Penland Core Fellow 2008-2010, Winter Residency 2015, 2016, 2017
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: BFA Virginia Commonwealth University; teaching: Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; awards: Furniture Society Educational Grant and Raphael Founders Prize Merit Award; exhibitions: Wood Show (Highland, NC) and Growth (Richmond, VA).
Artist Bio | Christina Boy is originally from Germany, and 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 Craft to continue and expand her studies.
After returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio in 2011 with the help of her father-in-law and husband and is now a full-time studio artist. Her shop is 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.