Christine Baxter Sculptor

Christine Baxter Sculptor

6 Reviews

Award winning artist, Christine Baxter graduated from Camberwell school of arts London, specialising in sculpture. Christine received tuition from Mike Gillespei, assistant to Sir Jacob Epstein. During her studies, Christine learnt traditional sculpture and modelling processes.

Since graduating, Christine has worked with various companies to create licensed character models including Lucas Films, Warner Films, Disney and Beatrix Potter.

Christine now runs a sculpture garden and studio in the rural countryside of beautiful South Wales, UK.

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“At the age of six I remember my grandfather digging some clay out of the garden and us making a little dog together. We then dried it out by the fire and the next day we put it in the fire to fire it. It exploded! But I was hooked, drawing and making anything 3D.

My foundation was at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. I was very lucky to be taught by an inspring tutor – Mike Gillespei – who as a young sculptor, was assistant to Epstein, during that year I made about 8 portrait busts of friends and anyone that would sit for me, exhibiting my work at Gonville and Caius College at the end of the year. I loved modelling in clay and was advised that the place to go was Camberwell.

I was lucky enough to be accepted and it was wonderful. We made full sized figures, portrait busts loads of life drawing, technical exercises such as scaling up and down as well as bronze foundry casting and arc welding courses. I then combined my studies with an art history degree.

When I left Camberwell I looked in the paper and couldn’t find that “Sculptors Wanted” advert! I worked at various day jobs, carrying on with sculpture on a small scale (no studio) in my spare time until someone put me onto model making for the toy and giftware industry as a way of earning my living. I worked full time in this industry, getting fairly well known at it for about 12 years.

This allowed me to build my own studio in Gloucestershire and start to work on the type of work that I wanted to do; modelling from the figure in wax and clay. I love the human form; the beauty in the female body, that quiet introspection of a moment, not overtly aware of herself, just being. When I am making a piece I am thinking about balance, gravity, volume and grace, all of these are important for a successful piece. Then there is an added dimension, the material, the act of making, should it be consciously finished or show the unconscious marks of the making and the thinking that goes into its creation. There is something very special, a bit like an impressionist painting when the unconscious making marks are left visible. I want the viewer of the piece to experience some of the love of beauty and grace that I understood whilst I was making the piece.

I now reside in Monmouthshire where I draw my inspiration from everything around me.

Lastly, I am very interested in the material into which the piece is cast, how this changes the appearance and perception of a sculpture, the colour of the patina can change its look enormously, all these have to be carefully considered.”


Really lovely, bought originally for Xmas but keeping on display all year round!

Sandra Berry Verified buyer, Feb 3, 2021

This is the 3rd scarf I have purchased from this artist. I really love them because they are nice and lightweight and sit around the neck so comfortably. The colours are also stunning and very true to the pictures.

Sandra Berry Verified buyer, Feb 3, 2021

The lamb was a lot larger than I had expected and I absolutely love it - the detail and craftsmanship are superb. I would definitely buy from this seller again.

Sandra Berry Verified buyer, Feb 3, 2021

Love the design of the earrings and went on to purchase a bracelet. Only disappointment was the original packaging which I didn’t feel was the same quality as the product inside but the artist rectified this on my 2nd purchase and it was much improved.

Sandra Berry Verified buyer, Feb 3, 2021

Bought these in the gold. Loved the simple understated design which can be so easily dressed up or down. Very modern classic to suit any age. Good to see such young & talented artists. SAG.1/2/2021

Sally Guppy Verified buyer, Feb 1, 2021
Common Toad, Female

Absolutely love Mrs Toad, the workmanship and skill of John is outstanding. It’s so lifelike I keep expecting it to come to life . The postage and packaging were fast and reliable. Just a little bit of saving now as I believe Mr Toad will have to join us .

David Fairhurst Verified buyer, Feb 7, 2021


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