Castryn Sculptures is for sale!
castrynsculptures.com is for sale ;-).
Castryn Sculptures – Castryn is the brand name of a glass like decorative plastic laminate (DPL) sculpting material invented by Christina Stephens-West.
She makes beautiful objects such as jewellery and lighting, which can be seen in the gallery below.
The Castryn material has a multiplicity of uses as it is an alternative to glass and can be used in manufacturing by homebuilders and renovators. Her sculptures are sold on her Etsy selling platform.
Christina Stephens-West’s business name is CHRISTINA@ROCOCCO LTD (previously ROCOCCO SCULPTURES LTD).
Her artistic focus is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi (the art of putting broken pottery pieces back together) which creates what she describes as ‘art without shame’.
It was the more ancient Japanese philosophy of Mottainai however, that captured Christina’s attention and fuelled her most recent work.
Christina’s fascination with transformation both physically and spiritually, has inspired her to create even stronger, more beautiful piece of art as/ Mottanai, which simply means ‘don’t waste it’, offers that which was made and has been discarded, to experience a new purposeful expression through the process of ‘re-birth.
Environmentalists in England have used the term to encourage people to “reduce, reuse and recycle”
Christina Stephens-West loves how her art comes alive in the light and has been inspired and challenged to create different shapes and styles since 2002. Her work has developed from 2D wall Art to the newer 3D ranges that started with vessels and now primarily focus on illuminated sculptures in the form lamps and ceiling luminaries! You really could say that the skies are the limit and each new piece is enthused with that excitement! She started out selling small jewellery at events and realized one day, that “maybe we should try online sales”, so she built a website to advertise her art pieces while she thought about what sculptures she wanted to sell.
Christina makes to order, so she will always keep the number of products on her site limited, as she wants to make her products tailored to you the potential buyer. Though if you really like something you see, buy it, as it will be the only one!
Castryn the glass like decorative plastic laminate used to make the items for sale here on CastrynSculptures.com, mottani / mottainai the term of Japanese origin that is used by environmentalists to convey a sense of regret over waste; the exclamation “mottainai!” can be translated as “What a waste!” Japanese environmentalists have used the term to encourage people to “reduce, reuse and recycle“, kintsugi / kintsukuroi (“golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise, Christina make encapsulated art e.g. lights that are enclosed in castryn as if in a capsule., some of her art uses recycled plastic, she makes lighting, sculptures, mobile wind sculptures, water features, garden art, garden sculptures, some key words associated with Christina’s art are rococco lcw sculptures, rococco lcw vintage and rococco vintage lcw