Alma's is please to host artist, Christina Boy and her works, including these small accessories, as a part of our Woman Made exhibition running through March, 2022.
These bottle openers are designed, painted and carved by Christina Boy.
Christina Boy was an apprentice in an office and commercial design firm in Bonn, Germany before she became the manager of their showroom. This is where her love for classic modern furniture started. When she decided to learn how to build furniture she attended the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
After completing her BFA she headed off to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where she had been awarded a 2-year Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts to continue and expand her studies.
Upon returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio with the help of her father in law and husband and is now a full-time studio artist with her shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia. Original pieces for your home are designed and handmade from domestic, locally sourced, and salvaged woods. Her natural, rural environment and passion for modern design of the early to mid century inspire her one of a kind and small batch production items. The clean, straight lines of a table or bench are often juxtaposed with a funky edge, bright color, textures, patterns, or a dynamic diagonal detail. Close attention is paid to every detail using both traditional and modern techniques to craft a piece that she hopes will be in your family for many generations.
When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found outside taking walks, working on a jigsaw puzzle, in the kitchen processing the ample produce her husband grows every year, or at a local craft Vineyard where she serves wine on the weekends.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.