Catharina Goldnau

Artist Bio
Growing up in the rural countryside, I now work in a large urban centre. My work strives to couple both the natural and the man-made, exposing earthiness within the context of a fabricated object. Noble porcelain meets earthy rocks and broken shards, recycled from previous work in the spirit of sustainability. All unite to form an object of cultural significance, a jewelry box or a bowl. We need nature to regenerate our soul and culture to challenge our minds. The tension between them queries nature’s place in our urban lives. How can we maintain a healthy balance between nature and culture? I mix custom clays with additions to contrast commercial porcelains and gold, occasionally using fabrics for linings of jewelry boxes. My work is made in plaster moulds and on the wheel, sandblasted, and fired in an oxidation kiln.

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The Ontario Clay and Glass Association