FINE ART Ceramics
Catharine’s Art Pottery Vases often start with voluminous hand thrown ceramic forms finished smooth to provide a canvas for the brushwork. After applying the Shino Glaze, energetic brushstrokes made with wax are followed by Oribe glaze applied using Japanese bamboo brushes. She frequently adds additional marks to her pieces by placing them in the wind while they dry. She has discovered that the frost like formation on the drying glaze has wonderful effects on the finished fired pieces. Catharine has created her work using both and warm and cool palettes. The fine art ceramics are high fired to Cone 10 in a gas reduction kiln, using white stoneware clay.