CATHY GREEN
Plainwell, Michigan - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Cathy Green; Small Stoneware Dish Emer..., 2006, Original Pottery, 5 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a small stoneware pottery dish in an emeraude green with a dragonfly motif.  It can be used for many things; olive oil plate, candle or spoon holder, butter dish, condiment dish, hostess gift and the list goes on and on.  Food safe; microwave, dishwasher and ...
Cathy Green
Original Pottery, 2006
5 x 5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
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Cathy Green; Stonware Pottey Dish Deep..., 2006, Original Pottery, 9 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Stoneware dish featuring an abstract and leaf design.  Food safe; oven and dishwasher safe.  Great for a gift, display or food service.   ...
Cathy Green
Original Pottery, 2006
9 x 9 inches (22.9 x 22.9 cm)
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Cathy Green; Stoneware Pottery Bowl  A..., 2006, Original Pottery, 8 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a stoneware bowl, oxidation fired measuring 8. 25
Cathy Green
Original Pottery, 2006
8 x 4 inches (20.3 x 10.2 cm)
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Cathy Green; Glazed Stoneware Rectangl..., 2006, Original Pottery, 7 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a oxidation fired dish done in caramel and maple glazes.  It measures 7
Cathy Green
Original Pottery, 2006
7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

My name is Cathy Green. I worked with clay in the 70's and took it back up again in 1990. It is a fascinating craft. I'm hooked, so to say. My pottery pieces are all one of a kind and are built in my Michigan studio. I use an electric kiln and fire to cone 6 (approximately 2150 degrees F). There is something enchanting about using your hands and being creative. Sometimes I think the process is more intriguing than the end results. I switched to an electric, oxidation kiln about two year when I built my own studio. I am constantly trying to achieve the "earthiness" of a gas-fired look. I love nature and many of my pieces will include plant pieces, leaves, animals or bugs in their motif. I used to primarily throw pieces on the wheel. I had back surgery in 2004 and found hand building with slabs and draping techniques easier on the back. I also found those techniques intriguing and now enjoy both forms. I find that adding texture to pieces really adds some dimension to my work and is more palatable to me. Prior to this I was very focused on achieving a perfectly smooth thrown form. I find myself leaving finger throwing marks in my pots now and it gives it a much more natural feel. I guess I finally am loosening up. I decorate with colored slips, natural slips, stamps, and fabrics. I truly love what I do. I'll probably never get rich making pottery, but it does add a richness to my life, that now, I could probably not do without. I hope you enjoy my work....

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