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 in 2009. 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 across Canada and the United States 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 non-commercially made, food safe glazes that are dishwasher and microwave safe though handwashing is preferred for handmade ceramics.