|"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.
More information about Catherine can be found at www.artistpotters.com/artist_potters/white/index.htm.