Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

THE POTTER’S CABINET

handmade functional pottery

Meet The Artist

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Christina Dezutter, Chrissey, for short. I was born and raised in Augusta, GA, but I’ve travels the world and back with my husband as he pursued his Military career. When he retired, we returned to the area and now live in Harlem. I currently teach ceramics for the Columbia County Senior Center and make stoneware pottery in my home studio.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
Each piece is made of stoneware and is either slab built or wheel thrown. Once dry it goes into the kiln for bisque fire. I take it out and brush on a combination of glazes and return it to the kiln for glaze firing. It reaches cone 6, roughly 2200°F and slowly cools. Once finished, I bring it out to sell.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
In general, life, happy people, fresh air, and my family. In my work, I’m interested in achieving more detail and larger throws and I tend to follow many pottery maters that achieve the techniques I aspire to.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I’ve been to 17 countries and more than 200 cities. My husband and I once spent a week in Japan completely by accident. Our MAC flight made an unplanned stop, with no connection.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
The restaurants and record stores.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
It allows me the freedom to get it out of head and into my hands. I love watching other hold and enjoy something I’ve made. There’s no bigger compliment than someone wanting something that you thought of and made with your hands.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Yes, YOU see the flaw, but others only see it’s beauty.