Christopher Maschinot is a new york based ceramic artist.
His interest in clay began at a young age during visits to his uncle’s pottery studio and continued through college where he received his BFA in ceramics at the University of Georgia in 2008. He has been living and working in NYC since 2010.
Working predominantly with handbuilding techniques utilizing both additive and reductive methods, Maschinot creates reliefs, textures, and forms that reference antiquities from a contemporary approach.
His meticulous use of pattern and repetition offers a meditation on motifs originating from both natural and constructed forms.
Functionality and craftsmanship are at the core of his process, while his pieces hope to convey a sculptural sense of movement, growth, and chaotic order.