About CHRISTINA BENDO
Christina Bendo grew up planting and preparing food grown in the rich red clay soil of Virginia. After earning her B.A. at the University of Mary Washington, she went on to complete a three year assistantship with potter Trista Chapman. She has been a resident at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary, STARworks Ceramics, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. In 2019 Christina opened her own studio in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. When she isn’t making pots, Christina enjoys cooking and going on adventures with her fiance and their son.
My pots are a study in the contrast between everyday ritual and the constant change that surrounds us. I make pie plates in the studio while thinking of my favorite spring hikes and stinging nettle quiche. I imagine the potters who made amphorae while thinking of the coming grape harvest, thousands of years before me. To everything there is a season, and ceramic objects hold power to make permanent that which is fleeting. I seek to make pots that are imbued with these ephemeral moments, telling stories of the cycles of nature and the changing seasons of our lives.