Christina Boy – Madison, VA
Christina Boy Design is a one-woman shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Madison, Virginia. Original pieces are designed and handmade from domestic, locally sourced, and salvaged woods. Close attention is paid to every detail using both traditional and modern techniques to craft a piece that she hopes will be in your family for many generations. 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. When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found outside feeding her chickens, pulling weeds in the garden, or in the kitchen processing the ample produce her husband grows every year.
Although she works with all kinds of locally sourced lumber and wood she particularly enjoys working with salvaged articles: old windows, barn wood, tractor seats, etc. converting them into something completely different and beautiful. “All these pieces carry and tell their own story,” Christina explains, “and saving these from the impending doom of the dump and converting them into something fresh and new gives me the opportunity to write another chapter in its story.”