Kristine Aguilar is the hands behind LUPA Ceramics- ‘lupa’ meaning earth/soil/land/country in Tagalog. LUPA refers not only to Kristine’s birthplace, Manila, but also to raw materials that she uses in her practice.
Kristine received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University and has been working in clay for 18 years. She has participated in artist residency programs in Japan, Mexico, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the United States and and published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics. Kristine is also a ceramics educator and teaches at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Just Potters.
Kristine’s works from her Hastings-Sunrise studio. All LUPA glazes are made in-house, and are safe for the microwave and dishwasher (though hand washing is best).