Christine Keers has worked at the National Glass Centre since finishing her degree in 2005. Christine enjoys her varied role within the studio, which includes blowing glass, public demonstrations and teaching.
Christine also pursues her own work in glass, for exhibition, competition and sale.
The simple use of colour and form is a re-occurring theme throughout Christine's work and she enjoys both the restrictions and the creative possibilities this allows. Christine finds inspiration in many things but much of her work is directly inspired by the British landscape.
The countryside of the British Isles and especially the north of England (the dales and valleys of the Tyne and Wear) is very close to Christine's heart and as with many artists/designers she tries to connect with it through her art (in glass).
Christine's ‘Landscape Series’ in particular, is inspired by aerial views of the landscape, the patchwork fields that are so familiar to us all.
Christine loves the history of this landscape – the fact that is has been ‘constructed’ by previous generations since pre-history. Christine finds the creation of boundaries, containment and the marks left by mans connection to the land fascinating and often mysterious.