Christine Jalio






Silk clay, silver, wire



I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche and the emotions that are part of it. In my work I want to study the human life – the transitions, choices and turning points of it. I am intrigued by asceticism, old age and sensitivity. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside them. My work method is searching and questioning; my starting point is always an emotion to which I strive to attach the correct combination of materials, shapes and colours.

The “Past, Loss, Future” collection tells a story of ageing, personal loss and life before and after big turning points. The pieces have a sense of comfort and safety attached to them and look very heavy; but are actually really light. Like a person who carries great sadness within, I wanted my pieces to be very quiet and scream very loud at the same time.