christinekaiser

Sculpture, drawings and prints by Christine Kaiser

186 Sales

christinekaiser

Sculpture, drawings and prints by Christine Kaiser

186 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(78)

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Note from shop owner I need to close my shop for the summer. But Ill reopen in the fall with lots of dogs birds and other creatures see you then:))

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

I need to close my shop for the summer. But Ill reopen in the fall with lots of dogs birds and other creatures see you then:))

Christine Kaiser

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Christine Kaiser

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(78)
jmw285

jmw285 on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A truly phenomenal piece I am thrilled to add to my collection. Outstanding as always. Thank you, Christine!

jmw285

jmw285 on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I now have an army of anxieties to do battle for me, and I love them all!

greyhoundallen

greyhoundallen on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased this beautiful sculpture for my niece's birthday. She loves it. My niece is the person who introduced me to Christine's art by gifting me my first sculpture, which I love. Packaging and shipping were exceptional. Thank you.

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About

I grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo,N.Y., spent most of my adult life in Cambridge, MA. and now live and have my studio on a small farm in rural Western, PA.

I have degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Tufts University in Medford, Mass where I majored in painting. After graduating I began experimenting with large figurative wall sculpture. To support myself I worked at a Boston gallery repairing large papier-maché and metal animal sculpture. The work was very exacting and I was pretty obsessive about it. This was where I developed many of the skills that I use in my work today. I have been a full time studio artist since 1991 and have been exhibiting at galleries and major craft shows, including The Smithsonian Craft Show , The American Craft Council Baltimore Craft Show and The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, since then.

The pieces are made from wood planks (primarily basswood and poplar) and various other materials. I use a bandsaw to cut out the shapes, a large disk/ belt sander to do the initial shaping and hand and rotary tools to carve and detail. I like a really really smooth porcelain like surface so I do what seems like mountains of hand sanding. My pieces are all made without a pattern and are painted meticulously in water based paints. I use Italian (Maimari polycolors ) and Japanese ( Turner neo colors) acrylics and acryla gouache because the colors mix cleanly and dry to a velvety matte finish. I draw the details with a variety of graphite and colored pencils and seal the piece with matte varnish.

I sketch on scraps of paper or backs of envelopes. They are the foundation of my pieces but I rarely work from a particular drawing. The pieces develop in the making. I try not to cross the line into overthinking but try to translate spontaneously what Ive seen,felt, imagined or are haunted by.

Shop members

  • Christine Kaiser

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    Im one woman shop I make everything, clean up,take the pictures, buy the supplies ,make my website. My canine studio assistants work for food,love and walks. Their studio skills are limited but they are off the charts on the cuteness meter.

  • Roma Louise

    Assistant

  • Max

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2017
Welcome!
Ive been making art for a very long time. Im a bit obsessive (mostly in a good way) and that means my work is all well made, well thought out , well packed. I use new or clean recycled materials to pack all my pieces.
I believe everyone should be able to to own art that they love.
I participate in fine crafts shows across the northeast and my work can be seen in museums and galleries across the country. Details and my schedule are on my website: www.christinekaiser.com
I have an email newsletter list for announcements and specials you can sign through a link on my website or convo me your address and I will add you.

Im on instagram and Facebook as : ckaiserart

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I accept paypal and MC/visa through etsy and etsy gift cards
Shipping
I do ship internationally to see what countries I ship to hit drop down menu above. If your country isn't listed convo me and I will calculate the shipping cost.

For international orders if you wish to purchase more than one piece convo me before you purchase and if I can ship the pieces together I will adjust the shipping cost.

Most orders are shipped USPS. Insurance is included on domestic orders and most international orders (where available) convo me if you need info for a specific country). Please contact me immediatly if your piece is damaged or lost in shipping. Please be aware that international orders can take some time to deliver and that tracking to most countries is not available

For International Orders - I am required by law to state the value of the items on a customs form. Please be aware that each country may require customs fees or taxes upon arrival. All taxes, duties and customs fees associated with international shipping are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy. I will accept domestic returns within 7 days. Please contact me before you ship. The returned piece must be in perfect condition, the shipping costs are not refunded and the buyer pays the return shipping.
Sorry no international refunds
If your piece arrives damaged contact me right away so I can start an insurance claim
Additional policies and FAQs
Im am not accepting any new wholesale or consignment orders at this time.