Artist Statement: Chris Owens
Studying Graphic Design led her to explore media with texture; ultimately to modern clays and working in polymer. Originally drawn to its capacity for texture and color, she found working in polymer a relaxing, healing process that produces versatile and durable art. It is now a mixed media journey that injects art into function, incorporates vintage components, resin and images, punctuated with an occasional acrylic pour.
Chris has been working in polymer since 2007. Her signature items are veneered canteens and hip flasks – handmade one of a kind polymer veneers over stainless steel containers. Each year a portion of her work is donated to support women’s organizations and other not-for-profit community groups.
Affiliations: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, International Polymer Clay Association, and Kentucky Tennessee Polymer Clay Guild (KTPCG). The KTPCG annual retreat features great national and international artists who have pushed me to grow as an artist.