Artist Statement: Chris Owens
Studying Graphic Design led Chris 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. Now it is a mixed media journey that injects art into function, incorporates vintage components, resin and images, punctuated with other media as needed.
Chris has been working in polymer since 2007. Her signature items are veneered canteens and mini-kaleidoscopes with handmade one of a kind veneers. 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 national and international artists she credits with expanding her ability to grow as an artist.
You can find her work at Edenside Gallery and in her art studio. Studio Location: Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby Street, Louisville KY.