Artist Christina Watka working on porcelain pieces in her studio.

Reflecting on the sensory aspects of her environment, Christina Watka's newest glazed porcelain wallworks capture the terroir of coastal Maine.

Artist Christina Watka creating a flattened clay disc inside her Maine studio.
Artist Christina Watka working on clay discs at a large wooden table with yellow flowers in her studio.
Artist Christina Watka cutting irregularly-shaped clay discs in her studio.

Christina’s glazed porcelain pieces reference the sights she encounters between the ocean and her studio in coastal Maine.

For this series, I rolled clay into shapes that look so much like where I find myself these days. Curved like stones or the slight turn of my studio walls, thick and comforting like fog. The colors came from my consciousness, shapes edged in the golden earthy hue of frozen marsh grass or the reflected, nuanced blue morning light that holds my attention when I am swimming.

Christina Watka

Irregularly-shaped clay pieces on a wooden table next to a vase of yellow flowers in artist Christina Watka's studio.
Artist Christina Watka sitting on a large wooden workbench with her feet on a green chair in her Maine studio.
An assembly of tools, paint, and natural materials like rocks and plants in artist Christina Watka's studio.

Smoothed stones, spring fog, marshland, and the transition from sea to sky inform the color palette and rounded forms. These forms are then organized into linear and clustered formations, reflecting an intimate sensory exploration of her experience living and creating in New England.

These new works embody a sensory exploration of my experience living and creating in Maine during winter and early spring. Cold, bare, soulful, curved, intimate, soft, and bathed in light.

Christina Watka

Artist Christina Watka working on teal, blue, and beige porcelain pieces in her studio.
A close-up of artist Christina Watka placing glazed porcelain pieces on a wooden table.
A porcelain wallwork by artist Christina Watka installed on a white brick wall at Uprise Art gallery.