MASTERING SCULPTURE: The Figure in Clay by Cristina Córdova
“Cristina Córdova is a contemporary artist and sculpting instructor whose work is collected around the world. Native to Puerto Rico, Córdova completed her BA at the University of Puerto Rico, and received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She is featured in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Everson Museum, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico; and the Mobile Art Museum, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant, a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant, several International Association of Art Critics of Puerto Rico awards, and the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship award. Her work is widely published in all major ceramics and arts media, including the cover of Ceramics Monthly, and was featured by Craft in America, on PBS, in their episode on Identity. In 2022 she published Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay (Quarto Publishing).
Cristina has taught and demonstrated around the world. Her residencies, workshops, and classes include Harvard University, the University of California, the University of Nebraska, the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ceramistas de Reñaca in Chile, the Australian National University in Canberra, Gaya Ceramics in Bali, Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Odyssey Center for Ceramics (NC), and Anderson Ranch (CO), among others. Find her online at: https://www.cristinacordova.com/”