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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Birds on a Wire
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Home is Where the Heart is
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Martini/Wine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Song Bird
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
House/Key
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Happy Dog
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
Squirrel/Dog
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Bird in Silhouette
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Royal
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
For the Love of Coffee
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Loving Heart/Blue
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 150
$ 127.50
Travelers II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 125
$ 106.25
Red Bird/ Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 95
$ 80.75
Blue
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 5,125
$ 4,356.25
Evening Out II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 4,125
$ 3,506.25
Birds of a Feather
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 500
$ 425
Just the Two of Us
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
One Love
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 350
$ 297.50
Exuberant Heart
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 150
$ 127.50
A Safe Place to Land
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 900
$ 765
A Life Full of Love
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 980
$ 833
Never Look Back II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 900
$ 765
Blue Study #1
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Heart Song
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 400
$ 340
Love Nest II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 100
$ 85
My Body, My Temple
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 450
$ 382.50
Transcendence: Black Winged Figure
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 195
$ 165.75
Two Hearts in Hand
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 125
$ 106.25
Love Nest
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 100
$ 85
Journey of Love
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 125
$ 106.25
House of Love
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 100
$ 85
Dog Sculptures
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
Dog at Play with 3 Birds
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
Traveler
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 125
$ 106.25
Playful Heart
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 500
$ 425
Hand Sculptures
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 100
$ 85
All Things Near and Dear
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 325
$ 276.25
Spring Dress
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 80
$ 68
Hitching a Ride
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
Dog at Play
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 300
$ 255
House in Hand
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 100
$ 85
Play Ball
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 500
$ 425
Balance
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 700
$ 595
Choices
Ceramic Sculpture

by Cathy Broski
$ 225
$ 191.25
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