Christin Ortiz was born and raised in Nambe, New Mexico, a small village north of Santa Fe. Growing up around numerous artists and being part of her family’s bronze casting foundry, Christin developed a style of art pieces that have been collected by clients throughout the United States. Each bronze vessel in an original, there are no molds. Her use of different stones, crystals, and shells make her work unique and interesting. Creating her first piece when she was only ten years old, her work has been collected for over 30 years. Christin's clients have included The First Lady of New Mexico, Alice King, The Council of Energy Resource Tribes in Colorado, and Los Alamos National Lab.