Born in Glasgow 1967, Chris Wight grew up by the sea on the west coast of Scotland.
Bone china has been his material of choice for over twenty years. Whilst undertaking an MA in Industrial Ceramics at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent he was trained by designers and modellers from Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Enjoying the technical challenges of working with this alluring yet ‘recalcitrant’ clay body he adopts ‘high-risk’ often unconventional techniques to push the clay to its limits sometimes utilising modern technologies such as waterjet cutting to create works as he continues to seek new modes of expression with this most traditional of materials.
Working at both domestic and architectural scale his output includes vessel forms, sculpture, panels and screens - the largest being a set of chapel doors standing at four metres high by six metres wide and comprising of over 4,500 handmade bone china discs.
In the UK, Chris has exhibited at numerous venues such as Sotheby’s, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Saatchi Gallery, in shows in Europe including with Bernardaud, in Limoges, along with group and solo exhibitions in Japan and Korea. He has also recently started showing work in the USA with Garth Clark.
Writing in Ceramic Review Judy Adams stated - "He is one of that rare breed of designer makers whose output transcends categorisation, who works with a range of materials, and shifts easily from traditional tools and techniques to the latest technology".