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Christina was born in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk in 1932.  Both her parents, Clare and Sydney Sheppard, were artists and she attended her first life class in Paris at the age of six.

Subsequent studies took place at 

Camberwell School of Art 1951-1953 under Edward Ardizzone

At Chelsea School of Art 1953 -1954 studied for a 

National Diploma of Design in book illustration.

After some freelance illustrating, Christina became interested in pottery, particularly in the decorative side and undertook commissions for tiled fireplaces, kitchens and bathrooms, as well as working freelance as a pottery designer and decorator.

Chelsea Pottery 1958-1964

where Christina made and designed Pottery. 

1964-1980 Christina had a Pottery in Highgate where she lived with her husband the sculptor Jan Lubelski and had two children.

1980-1985 she had a pottery in Leiston Suffolk where she completed her mural of Shakespeare's Stratford.

1985-1990 Christina lived in Spain, Gozo and Cambridge where she explored painting, print-making, drawing, and lithography.

1990- she spilt her time between London and her beloved Norfolk, where she continues to draw and painting in oils and watercolours.

Christina's Ceramics have been shown at The Design Centre London and during the 1970s & 80s she sold in Harrods and Heal's.


1962 Commission for Jackie Kennedy ceramic bowl to commemorate her trip earlier that year to the Taj Mahal, India.

In 1971 Christina designed a series of nine tiles, dust-pressed red earthenware with painted and sgraffito decoration in colour glazes which were in production until 1985. Some of these can been found in the V& A permanent collection.

1981 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Mural of Shakespeare's Stratford
Christina's tiles caught the eye of architect Laurence Williams when he was working with the Birthplace Trust's director, Levi Fox, on the extension to the Shakespeare Centre.  Williams thought that the tiles might be the ideal medium to give colour and special interest to part of the new Visitors' Centre.


Later in the 1980s she made a similar panel illustrating the production methods of cider for a company in Hereford.

1995 Christina illustrated Lobster at Littlehampton, an Edwardian childhood the childhood memoirs of Clare Sheppard.


2015 Christina wrote an article for The Oldie Magazine about her memories of Hilaire Belloc at Oxford and at his 80th Birthday party.

Christina's work sold in Japan and New York and has been used to advertise businesses including BMW, as well as being collected worldwide.

Her ceramics can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum collections.

The Centre Of Ceramic Art, at York Art Gallery, has a collection of Christina's tiles on permanent display there, alongside the likes of Picasso, the leading lights of British ceramics such as Dame Lucie Rie and today's emerging talents.

Christina's tiles are highlighted in 20th Century Decorative British Tiles By Christoph Blanchett.

A recent article that discusses Christina's designs in the context of Graphic Variety at the V&A appears in The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society publication 'Glazed expressions' by Rebecca Luffman curator at the V&A.

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