Rejse aka RJ Christensen                                                                                                                         Houston, Texas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     307-431-1320                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Instagram: @rjchristensenfineart                                                                                                              Facebook: RJ Christensen Fine Art

Education and Training 


2023  Fund For Teachers Fellowship in Ceramics

Tokyo, Wazuka, Kyoto, and Mashiko; Japan

2013  Fund For Teachers Fellowship in Whakairo Wood Carving

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, New Zealand

2011 Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

AP Summer Institute; Houston, Texas

2006-2007  Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Master of Art in Teaching – Art Education; Boston, Massachusetts

2002-2006  Brigham Young University Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Art – Sculpture, Cum Laude; Provo, Utah


2022  Fresh Air, Midway Auto Sales

Cody, Wyoming

2021 Dios Bendiga, Dykes Private Art Collection

Missouri City, Texas

2019 Three Sons, Swiss Master Builders, LLC

Houston, Texas

2018 Rising Above, Smith Contemporary Arts

Richmond, Texas

2017 Flood Waters Can’t Stop Me, Clay Arts Museum

Houston, Texas

2017 Emergence, Lemaster Private Collection

Houston, Texas 

Major Comissions

2024 Spirit of the Flatirons, Donald Harvey

Boulder, Colorado

2023 Land and Sea for You and Me, Lauren and Joshua Eppich
Dallas, Texas

2021 Seven Waves, Kalee and Pete Baxendale
Lovell, Wyoming

2021 Feel Free, Wes Carter
Houston, Texas

2019 Static Movement, Diane McMahon
Houston, Texas

2019 Phoenix and Butterfly, Konnie Tran
Richmond, Texas

2018 Two Wave Teapots, Heather Westendarp
Houston, Texas


2019 People’s Choice Award, Texas Teapot Tournament                   

Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization; Houston, Texas

2018 Memorial Award, Texas Teapot Tournament

Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization

2016, 2017, 2018 1st Place 3-D,  Membership Showcase,           
Texas Art Education Association 

2017 Regina Brown Teacher Development Award, National K12 

Ceramic Exhibition; Portland, Oregon

Lectures, Workshops, and Presentations

2017 How to Teach Art for Social Justice, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Portland, Oregon

2015 Maori Art Projects That Empower Students and Preserve Culture, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Providence, Rhode Island

2014 Transformative Approaches to Multicultural Education, Texas Art Education Association Conference

San Antonio, Texas

2014  Cultural Preservation and Empowerment Through Art Education in Diverse Contexts, InSEA World Congress

Melbourne, Australia

2013  New Zealand to Texas: Preserving Culture through Art Education and The Do-able Wheel Throwing Curriculum, Texas Art Educators Association Conference

Dallas, Texas

2013  The Currency of Your Education, Te Wananga o Aotearoa Institute

Te Awamutu and Rotorua, New Zealand