I’m an artist and designer-maker living in Chatham and working in Rochester, north Kent. My main art medium is printmaking and book art, but I trained in fine art media and create works using a variety of techniques. Community engagement projects form a key part of my work too, and I love working with the public and other artists.
I run Medway Fine Printmakers, a not-for-profit print studio giving the public access to an impressive range of artist-owned presses and printmaking equipment for paper and textile works. I collaborate with other artists on courses, events, projects, commissions and exhibitions and have built up a supportive community of printmakers.
I’m an accomplished screen printer and along with thermofax, Print Gocco, Risograph and Gelli monoprinting, I teach screen printing classes frequently. I’m also the technician during open access sessions and have a good knowledge of all the printmaking methods employed at the studio including relief, intaglio, collagraph, photopolymer and heat press.
In 2014 I founded INTRA, a friendly multi-disciplinary arts venue in Rochester where the print studio now lives. I’m responsible for the development and curation of creative workshops, events programme and studio management, marketing and communications, building audiences, policy making, and the overall direction and use of the space.
Under the name Printed Wonders I make and print textiles and paper products featuring my illustrations. These include bags, home décor, stationery and wrapping paper. I also make bespoke vinyl stickers and wall and window décor created with an electronic cutter.
In 2015 I won the Creatabot Creative of the Year award, voted for by the local Medway community and decided by a judging panel.
I was commissioned as the print artist on Medway Council’s Chatham Placemaking Project in 2016, spending six months exploring the patterns and stories of Chatham to make designs for regeneration works to the area between the train and bus stations.
My name is pronounced ‘Christina’, I just spell it with an X.