After many years of throwing Cathy has turned to hand building vessels leaving loose finger marks in the clay while creating her shapes & being inspired by sketches she does while bushwalking.
Her work is influenced by her love of nature and more recently childhood memories of bushwalking with her family & being taught how to read maps.
Her observations while walking are painted onto clay as if looking from above, each piece has Cathy's unique style with Strong, colourful & spontaneous gestural marks.
Cathy has been working with clay for over 10 years, in 2011 she received a Student Development award at Brookvale TAFE
then graduated with a Diploma of Ceramics in 2012 & continues to do Open Studio at TAFE.
In 2016 she was a finalist in the Port Hacking Potters Competition & each year she exhibits in the end of year Student Exhibition at TAFE & more recently in 2021 a group exhibition at Be Brave Gallery in Avalon & was a finalist in the Crackpot Gallery Cup Competition.
Cathy loves sketching & it is these drawings & her love of maps & nature that is transposed onto her Ceramic pieces.
Her work displays an energetic and spontaneous quality, although her current work is more decorative
& involves hand building, she is also loves to use the wheel making functional pieces.