Christina Fowler-Thias is a studio jeweler who works with metals, stones, enamels and resins to produce one of a kind works that are meant to evoke story and soulful emotion in the wearer.
She has lived most of her life in Western Oregon, an environment not unlike the Great Britain of her ancestry where the forest meets the sea and the seen and unseen worlds live in harmony. Science, symbolism and story are heavy influences in her work but it is the love of stones, passed on to her from her lapidary grandfather, and her mother who worked alongside him in his shop, that is the foundation of her organic jewelry.
She has an MA in counseling from Oregon State University but has been taking classes, workshops and private lessons in the arts throughout her life. Though she began her avocation as a watercolorist, she has been immersed in the craft of jewelry makingand metalwork for the last 20 years.
Christina has sold her work in various Oregon art fairs, participated in the juried tour of Open Studios of Beavercreek and has been represented in several local galleries.
She is a member of the Creative Metal Arts Guild and the Three Rivers Artist Guild. In 2012 her work was a feature in the Clackamas Review.