Christopher Gryder

"My strong belief that direct engagement in 'making' is the best way to synthesize material and form has led me to an aesthetic focused on a seamless synergy of the geometric and the organic."

In order to encourage this union of substance and shape, Christopher Gryder has developed a new sand-casting technique--"earth forming"--that allows him to shape his material by carving its negative form. Once the cavity is filled with clay, he releases the actual piece by destroying the surrounding silt mold.

The process creates a ceramic illusion, passing off man-made objects as though they were formed in the natural world. A deliberate artifice that replaces the artist's investment of time and labor with the casual motions of Mother Nature.

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Star Stone Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Christopher Gryder
$ 190
$ 161.50
Elementary Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 230
$ 195.50
Ring Coalesce
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,890
$ 1,606.50
Aeolus Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180 - $ 500
$ 153 - $ 425
Zephyr Triptych
Ceramic Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 96 - $ 270
$ 81.60 - $ 229.50
Mobius Response
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,980
$ 1,683
Centripetal Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180 - $ 500
$ 153 - $ 425
Arc Kernel
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Elemental Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180 - $ 500
$ 153 - $ 425
Circle Prism
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Delta Ripple
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 700
$ 595
Rawdo
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,000
$ 850
Sand Stone Blooms
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 90 - $ 250
$ 76.50 - $ 212.50
Arc
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,980
$ 2,533
Open Link
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
$ 153
Frolic
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
$ 153
Flight Favored
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
$ 153
Edge Burst
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
$ 153
Structured Claim
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 400
$ 340
Fresh Move
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 400
$ 340
Bearing Field
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 180
$ 153
Circle Geometry
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Infinity Squared
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Strong Force
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 400
$ 340
Mountain Beauty
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Pinwheel Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Candy Mountain
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 3,240
$ 2,754
Mountain Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 3,240
$ 2,754
Polyhedron Play
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Perigee
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 750
$ 637.50
Equisymbrium No. 2
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,960
$ 2,516
Equisymbrium
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 2,960
$ 2,516
Penta-Pinwheel
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Christopher Gryder
$ 1,300
$ 1,105