Christine Webster Fused Glass Jewelry

Chris Bender Webster is an artist, teacher and activist who takes inspiration from nature and channels that inspiration into creative expressions with glass. In addition to running a successful jewelry business, Chris is an award winning fine artist. Her photographs often feature water and boating scenes with an environmental emphasis. Her large-scale mosaics grace public spaces and private residences. Throughout her 35 years as public school art teacher, and 9 years teaching at Gallery 53, Chris has nurtured students in art classes and beyond, often forming long term mentoring relationships.

​       Beyond being a teacher, artist and business owner, Chris has dedicated endless hours and boundless enthusiasm to making the visual arts an integral part of her community, both as President of Gallery 53, a nonprofit arts organization, and as a volunteer on numerous cultural and economic development committees.