My name is Seema Christensen and I’m an artist in McKinney, Texas. My passion for clay started in 2006 when I took my first ceramics course in Collin College, previously known as quad C. I continued taking ceramics II classes for the next 4 1/2 years on both education, and hands-on approach including wheel-throwing, glazes, techniques, and hand building from artists and professors such as Lee Akins, Mark Epstein, and Chris Gray. I have a BS Electrical Engineering with Computer Option degree and found passion for clay later in life.
It’s a thrilling feeling to know how clay can take shape, to be altered to create something functional, artistic, or both.
From early beginnings to adult age, I was an avid crafter, always exploring, inventing, problem solving, and applying my analytical abilities to art. My travels and fascination in architecture has helped me explore world architectures using clay. There is an artistic pleasure that comes from shaping clay and experimentation with clay that keeps me engaged and interested. I incorporate both wheel and hand building skills to build unique pieces of work. In addition, I build quality artistic functional and unique pieces like bowls, mugs, bottles, and containers. My pieces define the line and celebrate the curve. It’s a thrilling feeling to know how clay can take shape, to be altered to create something functional, artistic, or both. As clay is able to be shaped and formed, I too as an artist am evolving and defining my work.