I am fascinated by the properties of porcelain – it’s purity, whiteness and translucency. Since my final year at art college I have specialized in the technique of water-etching (or shellac resist) on cast and thrown porcelain pieces, creating delicate relief patterns that are brought to life as light passes through the porcelain walls. When I am not working in my studio, I can normally be found out in the beautiful Scottish countryside. A keen photographer, I often use my camera to gather inspiration in the natural world.
Cathrine was born in Oslo, Norway. After initial arts and crafts training at high school level (one year at Ask Videregående Skole in Askim, one year at Heggen Videregående Skole in Mysen), she studied ceramics for one year at Agder Folkehøyskole in Søgne on the beautiful south coast of Norway. Cathrine completed Bachelors with Honours in Ceramics at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, graduating in 1999. Cathrine worked part-time as a glassblower’s assistant with Adrienne McStay in Newport-on-Tay, and also rented pottery studio space from Anne Lightwood in St Andrews, subsequently estanblishing her own studio at the WASPS studios in Dundee in 2001. Cahtrine also teaches a variety of workshops, summer art classes and community art projects for both children and adults of varying abilities.