San Marcos artist, Christine Terrell – the first local artist we've represented at Rio Claro Studio – was in fact one of the first people we met at our Grand Opening back in September of this year. Christine makes jewelry and other objects out of locally-sourced vintage tin objects; making smart, wonderfully-crafted, often graphically-punchy and wildly-colorful pieces. And if you don't know her work, we feel very strongly that you should.
Terrell's work hits all the right notes; her design and manufacturing leans toward the functional/ minimal aesthetic, but not spare. Her work has many sources; 60s lunchboxes, European chocolate tins, upscale cookie and tea tins and the oddball one-off decorative items. Christine's eye for design is what pulls it all together; each flat surface, a tiny artful jewel of a painting in and of itself, sometimes combining into a string of little billboards. Some pieces can feel like Art Deco-style while others feel strongly of Mid-Century or Atomic-style. And it's affordable even for the entry-level collector.
Saturday, December 19th between 3-5pm at Rio Claro Studio we will be hosting this new-found friend as she demonstrates some of her techniques and builds jewelry while we watch. A few lucky patrons who arrive early with their cherished tins will get to see the artist make them a piece of jewelry from start-to-finish. The demonstration is open to the public and is free. Light refreshments will be served.
For more about the event this weekend, go to this link: Christine Terrell At Rio Claro Studio
For more about Christine Terrell, go to this link: Christine Terrell / AdaptiveReuser