Vilas, NC | Exhibiting Since 2003
Chrissie Callejas has been a full-time studio potter since 1980. After creating strictly functional pots for more than twenty years, she has branched into making handbuilt sculptures of larger-than life fruits and vegetables, and more recently, figurative works. Her sculptures and tiles are hand built out of stoneware clay using traditional methods such as slab, pinch and coil in various combinations. After adding texture to the clay by carving, embossing and drawing on the surface, she paints the surfaces with eight or more layers of slips and glazes, resulting in a deep rich surface quality.