Catherine creates hand-built Raku fired ceramics in her studio at Bejowans Farm near St Buryan, West Cornwall. She uses time-honoured techniques such as coiling, pinching and slabbing to create stunning statement pieces.
Exquisitely crafted, one of a kind, pinched and coiled bowls and vessels which embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape are made using hand-rolled coils of clay. The surface of the pots is burnished to a silky sheen with the use of a smooth beach pebble before being bisque fired to 1000 degrees centigrade.
A selection of vibrant crackle glazes and slip resist techniques along with Catherine’s signature turquoise glaze are applied to the pots. They are then fired in an outside Raku kiln, which Catherine made herself, to around 950 degrees centigrade. Pieces are removed from the kiln with tongs whilst glowing red hot smoked in sawdust before being cleaned to reveal the unpredictable beauty of Raku glazed ceramics.
Catherine responds to living amongst the wild untamed beauty of far west Cornwall by creating collections of irresistibly collectable heirloom quality ceramics.