Christine Witham is a Jersey artist with a growing UK profile. She is best known for her beautiful textile jewellery.
Christine studied embroidery at Goldsmiths College. These days she applies her traditional skills and experience to making jewellery. She has developed a range of textile units - spirals, discs, flowers and padded felt balls, which she combines to make her necklaces. It is all fine hand work. Most recently she has begun to experiment with wire, wrapped or threaded into ribbon to provide a linear structure. She uses luxury fabrics and threads together with recycled and vintage notions, in a way that is totally unique. ‘It seems the design possibilities are limitless and I am just beginning to explore them’
A keen gardener, Christine is inspired by the observation of plant structure and ornament in landscape and nature. She also enjoys experimenting with the wealth of new materials available to textile artists. ‘I like to think that the fine quality of my work owes much to the craftsmanship of times past and my use of vintage fabrics, notions and beads reflects this interest’. Christine teaches both children and adults regularly, both in Jersey and at Denman College, Abingdon. ‘In all my work I hope to achieve quality of craftsmanship, originality, and of course to delight and to inspire’