Catherine Tate is a contemporary ceramic artist based in Sydney with a background in graphic design, and this eye for design influences her artistic practice. On the one hand, Catherine’s practice is informed by architecture and interiors – from contemporary minimalism to ancient architecture in rich decay. On the other, she is influenced by coastal landscapes that surround her.
Catherine looks for patterns, textures and the rhythm of the natural world she uses a mixture of stoneware clays and an array of colours, slips and oxides to bring her hybrid landscapes to life. Her painted marks reflect everything from the waves crashing to the beach and the rock pools with their sea life, to the patterns of the ocean as it constantly washes over the rocks. You’ll also see textures drawing on memories of peeling plaster walls – rough and chalky – yet in part still holding the pigments and rich history of time past.