Although drawn more towards fine art, Christy was encouraged to continue working in clay. Whilst developing his throwing skills he became more interested in sculpture.
Christy graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1988 and started working from studios in London. In 2001 he returned to Donegal, Ireland, where he has now set up his studio.
His work developed from portrait sculpture, to a freer, more 2 dimensional form of modelling inspired by artists such as Picasso, Eduardo Paolozzi and Giacometti.
Christy’s work is collected internationally.