The Christa Campaign

This project supports the creation of a ceramic version of the acclaimed Christa art piece by artist Edwina Sandys. The art will be a signature piece for the 2022 International Ceramic Arts Fair being held at The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada. This art will be commissioned to a rising and talented Canadian ceramicist.
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This project supports the creation of a ceramic version of the acclaimed Christa art piece by artist Edwina Sandys. The art will be a signature piece for the 2022 International Ceramic Arts Fair being held at The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada. This art will be commissioned to a rising and talented Canadian ceramicist and donated to the museum for its permanent collection.

Christa is perhaps the most well-known and controversial piece of art produced by acclaimed artist Edwina Sandys in 1974.  It is a near-life-size bronze sculpture of a nude, female figure crucified on a cross that toured various venues internationally in Rome, New York, Washington D.C., Yale and Stanford universities, and in Toronto, before being installed in 1984 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City where it remains on permanent display.

Edwina Sandys is a British born, New York-based artist who has over the course of her 40-year career, received international acclaim for paintings and sculptures that boldly address themes and issues related to social justice, women’s rights, democracy, freedom and peaceful existence.

The Christa Campaign is managed by Iona Studios.  More information can be found HERE.

The Christa Campaign