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Cathy Abelson

Catharine has been a professional potter for over 20 years since graduating in 1977 with a fine arts degree emphasizing ceramics. She particularly enjoys producing functional pottery designed to be used and enjoyed every day. Each piece is individually hand thrown, trimmed and glazed by her with great attention to detail, form, finish and function. "My favorite part of the process of making fine pottery is the initial throwing of the pot. I love forming a fluid, strong form that is well designed for its function. A good pot should be pleasing to the hand as well as to the eye, so that it is a pleasure to handle as well as to look at. I also want to impart something of myself to each piece, so that the owner of my work experiences more from my pottery than from mass-produced, machine-made ceramic ware." Catharine fires her pottery in an electric kiln to a temperature near 2200 F. This high temperature, along with a dense, vitrified stoneware clay body, produces extremely durable ware. All her glazes have been personally formulated for a unique look all her own. Her design uses many layers of differently colored glazes in a pattern suggesting a landscape, which someone with an imaginative eye could wander within.
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