Cathy Broski

"I enjoy the story and form that grow together as each piece evolves. Creating a connection to my work for the viewer is important to me."

Ceramic artist Cathy Broski's work is steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. Figures, houses, boats and pottery are all vessels to contain things we hold dear, and sometimes those things we would cast off. Cathy chose these forms to work with because they have several levels of meaning she finds intriguing to explore. She loves found objects, because of their wear and marks of their journeys. This is the feel Cathy tries to achieve on her surfaces by using a layering technique.

Cathy begins each piece on the potters wheel or with slabs. The pieces grow with the application of coils or additional slabs. When each piece is completed, she carves or textures the surface. The base colors of terra sigilattas and slips are applied and fired. Once the first firing is complete, Cathy applies and wipes off a combination of stains and glazes, then fires again to cone 6. This process is repeated until the desired effect is achieved.

Since receiving her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, Cathy has worked in the ceramics field in many capacities. Presently she is represented by numerous galleries, teaches several pottery classes, instructs workshops, sells work at art fairs, and has been published in several ceramic periodicals. In 2000, she and her husband built a studio right outside their backdoor. And in 2007 they completed a 40 cu ft gas car kiln.

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Exuberant Heart
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 150
Happy Dog
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 300
For the Love of Coffee
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Birds on a Wire
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Travelers II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 125
Song Bird
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Martini/Wine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
House/Key
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Royal
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 300
Red Bird/ Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Bird in Silhouette
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Loving Heart/Blue
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 150
Squirrel/Dog
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 95
Evening Out II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 4,125
Birds of a Feather
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 500
Just the Two of Us
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,200
Never Look Back II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 900
Heart Song
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
Blue Study #1
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 2,200
Love Nest II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 100
My Body, My Temple
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 450
Two Hearts in Hand
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 125
Journey of Love
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 125
House of Love
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 100
Love Nest
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 100
Dog Sculptures
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 300
Traveler
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 125
Playful Heart
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 500
Hand Sculptures
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 100
Spring Dress
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 80
Hitching a Ride
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 300
Dog at Play
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 300
House in Hand
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 100
Choices
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 225
Balance
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 700
Play Ball
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 500
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Best of New Exhibitor Award, Philadelphia PA, Philadelphia Buyers Market, 2008
3-D Award, Minneapolis MN, Metris Uptown Art Fair, 2007, 2003, Best of Show 2001
Fellowship Award , Natchez MS, Natchez Clay Center, 2008
Best of 3-D, Highland Park IL, Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft, 2006, 2005
Collections
H&R Block, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2005
Skyline Art Services, numerous installations, Houston TX, 2006