Christina Boy, Woodworker

Christina Boy, woodworker and furniture maker, creates out of her Christina Boy Design studio, in Madison, Virginia.  Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains each original piece is designed and handmade from domestic, locally sourced, and, her personal favorite, salvaged woods.

Salvaged articles such as old windows, barn wood, tractor seats, etc. are incorporated into Christina’s design and converted into something completely different and beautiful.  The final piece is a new chapter in the story of the salvaged item.

Christina pays close attention to every detail using both traditional and modern techniques.  Each piece is crafted in hopes to be in your family for many generations.

Christina Boy

Originally from Germany, Christina Boy attended the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. After completing her BFA in 2007 she headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  The Fenland School of Crafts awarded Christina a 2-year Core Fellowship to continue and expanded her studies.

After returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio with the help of her father-in-law and husband in 2011.  A full time studio artist, her shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia.

Although she works with all kinds of locally sourced lumber and wood she particularly enjoys working with salvaged articles.  She converts old windows, barn wood, tractor seats, etc. into something completely different and beautiful.

“All these pieces carry and tell their own story,” Christina explains, “and saving these from the impending doom of the dump and converting them into something fresh and new gives me the opportunity to write another chapter in its story.”

When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found outside feeding her chickens, pulling weeds in the garden, or in the kitchen processing the ample produce her husband grows every year.