Born in Manila, Philippines, Kristine Aguilar is the hands behind LUPA Ceramics. LUPA is a Tagalog word that means earth/land/soil/country.
Kristine has been working in clay since 2005. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University. Since finishing school, she has participated in artist residency programs in Japan, Mexico and at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, BC. Her work has been shown in galleries in Canada and the United States, such as the Charlie Cummings Gallery and the defunct Gallery BC of Ceramics, and published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics and Scout Magazine. Kristine is also a ceramics educator, teaching introductory wheel throwing classes in her local community. Her studio is located in the Hastings-Sunrise neighborhood in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
*All LUPA glazes are made in house and are food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe (though handwashing is preferred for handmade ceramics).