christine rio

christine rio

slate jewelry




Raised on the West Coast in British Columbia, Christine Rio is a rain-loving Vancouverite who discovered her passion for metalworking 12 years ago. With a degree in Classical Studies, and strongly influenced by ancient history, surrealism and goth/steampunk imagery, Christine works to create jewelry that challenges one’s perspective of adornment. Christine is inspired by movement, by abstract shapes, by themes of whimsy or darkness. She works with simple tools and time-honoured traditions to bring life to the metal, paying homage to the artisans of long ago who inspire her work.

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