For over 20 years as an artist, equestrian and mental health professional, Christine has incorporated art and animals to help autistic youth, veterans and abused children suffering from PTSD, through Equine Assisted Therapy, Art and Nature Therapy.
Her work, inspired by land and sea, illustrates the delicate balance between flexibility and strength; leading us to ponder and appreciate the paradoxes existing in our world and our connection to it.
"Working with clay allows us to create, with true authenticity, a connection to the earth as it is transformed within our hands. The creative process itself brings us into a calm and focused state of awareness and appreciation for living in the moment. Art is simply good for the soul." she states.
Combining slab construction with modern pottery wheel throwing techniques, Bravata captures the essence of her animal subjects in her fully functional sculptural pieces.
"I love feeling the clay move through my fingers as it is evolves into creation. As a clay artisan, I am an active observer; as the "personality" embedded in each piece reveals itself... and suddenly, the earth is transformed within my hands."
Uniquely designed tableware inspired by nature's landscapes, textures and colors to bring nature's beauty into your home.
"Whether you love the mountains or the sea,
I hope my pottery takes you to your happiest, most peaceful place...Every day."