Specialist Art Forms
Catherine read English Literature at Bristol University before teaching for many years in Cambridge. During this time she also pursued & developed her love of the decorative arts, selling her own silk paintings & embroideries. On meeting Simon Rich, she began to apply her skill to ceramics with a particular interest in lustre work & enamels.
The pieces are painted using real gold & platinum and are fired three times. The turquoise and azurite are thrown with stoneware clay. The white pieces are thrown with porcellainous clay are lustred twice and fired four more times. Catherine’s inspiration derives in part from the works of Gustav Klimpt but also from the symbols & motifs of the ancient world & the Orient.