Catherine first used clay on her foundation course and knew immediately that she loved the material. She then went on to study 3d design at Brighton Polytechnic, but left the course after the first year. Five years later she returned to a part time ceramics course and from there, went on to complete a degree in ceramics at Camberwell College of Art.
It was during her time at Camberwell, that she began to emerge as a figurative artist. Using her love of anatomy and the female form. The figures are hand built, very textural. They have exaggerating proportions. Playfully large feet and elongated legs blend up into smaller torsos; giving a feeling of elegance and power. There is a strong narrative about a journey and the large feet have much significance, often decorated on the soles. The searchers are using binoculars to look out into the world, possibly for a direction.
The sculptures vary in size, from small shelf sitters to larger standing figures. They are all hand built out of crank clay and fired high to a stoneware temperature with a sparkly lithium glaze over the surface.
Catherine currently works from her studio in South London. After working as an art teacher for 15 years, she has finally embraced being an artist full time.
Exhibitions and Galleries
The Buisness Design Centre.
Smith's Gallery, Covent Garden.
The Red Dot Gallery, Wandsworth.
Durlston Manor, Camberwell.
Karen Taylor Contemporary Arts, Twickenham.
The Bigger Picture Gallery.
The Chapel, Asylum road, Peckham.
Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury.
Hide Gallery, Bermondsey.
Jags Art Fair. Dulwich.
Dulwich Open House Festival.
Henry Paddon Contemporary Arts. Eastbourne.
Two Kats and a Cow Gallery. Brighton.
M1 Fine Art Gallery. Greenwich.