Catherine Cleary is a figurative ceramist whoʼs work is a celebration of life, animals and the adventures of the imagination. She was born into a family of artists in an agricultural community. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing she focused on illustration as a freelance artist for several years. Catherine made the transition from painting and drawing to clay five years ago. The medium has allowed her creatures to rise up off the canvas and inhabit a new space. The posture, gesture and expression take on a very visceral, emotional presence. Her fascination with texture and pattern further define each creatureʼs distinct personality and look. Catherineʼs deep connection with the animals comes from her desire to give these beings a voice in a world that often overlooks them. Her work is a reminder that they too have a place and purpose on our planet. With recent mentors such as Arthur Gonzalez and Kate MacDowell, Catherineʼs ceramic work continually evolves and expands in to new areas.
North on Broadway, across from Amante on Yarmouth, in the building behind Alley's Dog Bowl, there is a door on the left - go up the stairs to B200 on the left.