Christina Van Putten, Material Art & Design

A headshot of Christina Van Putten.

Meet an OCAD U student:

“Hi! My name is Christina van Putten (She/her) and I am a 4th year Material Art & Design Student, specializing in jewellery making and metal smithing.

While I primarily work with metal, I have an affinity for mixed media and love experimenting with different materials.

A photo of sterling silver pendant earrings hanging on a handmade blue-and-green clay mug.

“Glaze Drop Earrings” (2022) 925 Sterling silver, glaze drop cabochons. Incl. thrown ceramic mug, MCS clay). Photo by the artist.

Over the past four years, I wanted to gain experience in as many of OCADU’s studios as possible, including: woodshop, plastics/rapid prototyping, metal shop, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and printmaking. A lot of my current work follows a sustainability initiative, specifically my Glaze drop gemstone collection.

A photo of silver earrings and necklace in a handmade blue-and-green clay bowl.

“Glaze drop Pendant Set” (2022) 925 Sterling silver, glaze drop cabochons.(Incl. thrown ceramic bowl, MCS clay). Photo by the artist.

Post graduation, I am looking forward to discovering opportunities within the product/industrial design realm as I never want to stop creating!”

Connect with Christina:

Instagram: @artbychristina73

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