Christopher studied at Newcastle University from 1982 to 1986. Initially his ideas are worked out through drawing, planned and plotted further in a 3D maquette, then finalised in plaster and cast in bronze. His sculpture follows the modernist tradition in allowing the material to bring enrichment to the slightest of human or animal forms. Subjects taken from the natural world or from mythology become eternal in their pared-down presence. He works mostly in bronze to make his figurative sculpture. He takes his subjects from life, the natural world and mythology.