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Cathy Burke

Cathy Burke Ceramicist
Contact
Irish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+353 868522886
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Rooted in the landscape

  • • Cathy studied horticulture before ceramics
  • • Layers of glaze create the surface of her work
  • • She possesses a deep understanding of clay

Burke always had a fascination with clay, soil, the earth; an elemental fixation. This primary substance has permeated through her existence, first in her horticultural work, and later through the medium of ceramics. She explores cycles of decay and regeneration which are found in the natural world. Her slab-built forms are somewhere between living creatures and monuments to the landscape. The finished pieces are an expression of the tragedy and splendour of nature, where life and death are interwoven. There is always balance and connection. Connection is fundamental to her creative process, shaping and forming clay by hand, she feels the work is ‘from me, not just by me’.

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Works

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Photo: © Cathy Burke
Candelaria Form

The Candelaria Form series' sharp and sleek forms are inspired by elements of the Irish landscape and topography. Concerned with line, form and balance, they are finished with bright, textured and variable glazes that signify the luscious mosses and lichens found in the understory of Irish woodlands. Hand built using slab and coil techniques, the pieces are individually constructed and formed before undergoing multiple firings.

Height 27 cm
Width 8 cm
Diameter 33 cm

Cathy Burke Ceramicist
Photo: © Cathy Burke
Candelaria Form

The Candelaria Form series' sharp and sleek forms are inspired by elements of the Irish landscape and topography. Concerned with line, form and balance, they are finished with bright, textured and variable glazes that signify the luscious mosses and lichens found in the understory of Irish woodlands. Hand built using slab and coil techniques, the pieces are individually constructed and formed before undergoing multiple firings.

Height 22 cm
Width 133 cm
Depth 34 cm

Cathy Burke Ceramicist
Photo: © Simon Lazewski
Paratin Form

The Paratin Form series' crisp and elegant forms are inspired by botanical elements found in the Irish landscape. Focused with balance, form and line, they are finished with textured, metallic and dry glazes that signify the native mosses and lichens found in the Irish seashores and woodlands.The pieces are hand built using slab and coil techniques, and are individually assembled and formed before undergoing multiple firings.

Height 38 cm
Width 10 cm
Depth 32 cm

Cathy Burke Ceramicist
Photo: © Simon Lazewski
Candelaria Form

The Candelaria Form series' sharp and sleek forms are inspired by elements of the Irish landscape and topography. Concerned with line, form and balance they are finished with bright, textured and variable glazes that signify the luscious mosses and lichens found in the understory of Irish woodlands. Hand built using slab and coil techniques, the pieces are individually constructed and formed before undergoing multiple firings. 

Height 25 cm
Width 14 cm
Depth 28 cm

Cathy Burke Ceramicist
Photo: © Simon Lazewski
Paratin Form

The Paratin Form series' crisp and elegant forms are inspired by botanical elements found in the Irish landscape. Concerned with balance, form and line, they are finished with textured, metallic and dry glazes that signify the native mosses and lichens found in the Irish seashores and woodlands. The pieces are hand built using slab and coil techniques, and are individually assembled and formed before undergoing multiple firings.

Height 39 cm
Width 8 cm
Depth 14 cm

Cathy Burke Ceramicist

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