Christine Downs
Color and Copper

Sense of place typically guides Christine’s color palette.  As a Pacific Northwest artist, she often chooses rich hues of the forest- brilliant greens of lichen, the myriad shades of green found in deciduous & non-deciduous trees and red, the color of cedar or Central Oregon soil.
glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs

 

glass art by Christine Downs
For a gallery in the Turks & Caicos Island, British West Indies, Christine created an entire line of pieces, from large platters & window hangings to jewelry, all in the colors of that tropical paradise-sea blue and turquoise.

 

glass art by Christine Downs
glass art by Christine Downs


Copper wire and sheet metal are often utilized as inclusions in Christine’s work.  After cutting & shaping copper wire, Christine hammers it to a desirable hewn texture & sandwiches it between two sheets of glass.  This may form a loop for hanging, or a purely a decorative element.
glass art by Christine Downs

glass art by Christine Downs

glass art by Christine Downs

 

glass art by Christine Downs
“I love the way including copper can cause bubbles to form in the work, an only somewhat controllable variable.  When fired, copper turns a delicious and unpredictable red color (usually) but sometimes creates gradations or specks of blacks & grays”.

 

landscapes
mandala designs
plant-based designs
textile inspired designs
mandala designs
pet reliquary
other designs
color and copper