Earthenware ceramics, made to be used - given the purpose to contain, cover or support.
This early work, available from 2003 - 2006 used a glazing technique that allowed an applied copper pigment to eat through the red and yellow, medium fire, glazes to leave a verdigris residue on the bright, white Italian earthenware clay body. EU health and safety regulations have banned these coloured glazes (perfectly safe when fired). Catherine continues to search for an alternative recipe.
These pieces, designed specifically for retail, evolved from experiments using proprietary glazes with 'metallic 'effects. The glazes, often mistaken for lustres, while relatively low firing, are fully functioning and do not wear-off as lustres do.