Chris Hewitt received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and his Masters degree in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis. He is a sculptor who has been looking at the difference between art and craft for a very long time.
"My work is about relationships. Trying to connect. To find meaning. Explore. Like the mechanics of how things are put together. Creating new connections between dissimilar objects. Exploring natural materials and working at combining and recombining them into new relationships. From this process, sometimes narrative forms. Sometimes it doesn't. With the completion of these objects, the process, my process, is definitely not over. The ultimate test for doneness is to bring the work into my home. Because the artwork is for the home. I know immediately if the work is complete, or good, by the connections it makes with other objects in the house. The new work needs to find a place. It needs to work with existing art, objects, and furniture. Again, it’s all about relationships."