Catherine White

"These works become fully alive only when creatively used the rough yet elegant character of the work provides poetic contrasts to the colors and textures of food; the arrangement of flowers, grasses, and twigs; the warmth of tea."

Catherine White's varied inspirations include the iron brushwork of pine trees on old Karatsu (Japanese) plates. With time, her focus has tightened from entire vistas to a single blade of grass. She aims to distill simplicity from complexity. To use a method of representation without resorting to literal images.

She uses rough white stoneware clay, coated with thick, crackly layers of white slip. After bisque firing, ochre iron slip brushwork and a thin wash of transparent celadon are applied. Leaving behind traces of touch, traces of the process.

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