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 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.
Biography: Born, raised and still living in Michigan.
Country: United States
Site: cg pottery
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