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Biography: Elin Christopherson

Elin Christopherson

With a primary interest in the glass arts, Elin Christopherson makes work that often incorporates steel, wood, and mixed media construction. She combines both mechanical and natural elements into handmade objects reflecting a heritage in the crafts tradition.

Her recent work is inspired by landscapes of the West, “toward places where human activity intersects with nature.” She contrasts the “tension between the modern human effect on the natural world [with] the often unappreciated depth of human dependence on that world.”

Christopherson earned her BFA in glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she is currently an adjunct professor of glass. Her MFA is from Alfred University.

She has taught glass art and sculpture through classes and workshops at schools including California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, University of Hawaii, Alfred University, Public Glass San Francisco, Pratt Fine Arts Center, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and Pilchuck Glass School. She maintains a studio in the South Stonehurst area of Oakland.