Christine Wendy de Takacsy (CW Pots) is a functional potter and ceramic artist.

Born in Montreal, Christine moved to Hamilton in 1997 having spent several years living overseas. Having worked in clay for over a decade, she undertook a full-time career in the ceramic arts in 2011.

Through sculptural and functional pieces that explore surface, line and texture her work strives to incorporate both contemporary and traditional influences.

In the fall of 2014 Christine opened a store and gallery on James Street North, in Hamilton, called STORE. While STORE sells books, woodworking, graphic art and photography, it primarily showcases the ceramics arts. Currently o ering the work of eight Ontario ceramics artists, the majority of whom are in the greater Hamilton area. STORE runs periodic exhibitions and hosts featured artists. Christine’s philosophy with STORE is to o er customers an opportunity to experience the di erence between hand-made and mass produced items – inviting customers to explore the use of art in daily life.

Christine is the recipient of the 2014 Hamilton Arts Award – Emerging Artist in Fine Craft.