My art seems to be an infinite journey.
When I stop and look at the road I've traveled so far, I can see that each of my works is just a breadcrumb I've left behind - not so much so I can find my way back, as to show where I've been. I am that curious dog, always on to the next yard to see what there is to see, and rarely revisiting the same spot again.
After studying drawing and printmaking for some years, a required class in 3D art led me to my True Love, clay. Formal classes and an apprenticeship helped me get to know the medium better. Now its time to take all that and find my voice. I work mainly in locally produced stoneware clay, producing both functional and purely artistic works both on the potter's wheel and hand building. I use a high fire reduction kiln, as well as Raku and other alternative firing techniques, as the pieces direct me.
Currently animals are my subject.
From quick clay sketches just for the mud pie joy of it, to commentary on the interesting times we live in, they work for me.
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Currently animals are my subject. From quick clay sketches just for the mud pie joy of it, to commentary on the interesting times we live in, they work for me
My name's Cathi. I am a potter and artist living in California's storied Mother Lode. I share my home and life with my husband and any number of dogs, cats, goats and other creatures on 20 oak-wooded acres of the Sierra foothills.
My interests are varied - I am primarily a ceramic artist, but I have been known to do the occasional drawing, woodcut, silkscreen and website, so you may see a variety of things here.
I have been, for the past 15+ years, very active in purebred dog (Boxer) rescue and education and animal welfare (as opposed to animal rights) and so you may occasionally see items listed that will benefit various Boxer Rescues or promote responsible pet ownership. I promise not too get preachy...
My primary focus is on functional high-fire stoneware and Raku.
I have a small clay studio out my back door, and a couple of small gas kilns out where one would typically park the car.
I only use food safe glazes on my functional ware. please note that Raku is not considered functional by most standards.
I hope you see something here you like, but regardless, I'm really glad you stopped by!
You can see my Raku work at
and my photography at
Accepted payment methods
- Money Order
- Other Method
Will Call purchases must be paid for prior to pick up please.
I understand that may be inconvenient, but its for safety reasons.
Domestic orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail. Tracking and insurance are included.
Non-US orders ship USPS Parcel Post.
When available, tracking and insurance are included.
Shipping options are a little limited here, but what you need to know is that I will place your items in the least expensive Priority Mail box possible, and refund excess shipping costs before shipping your item.
If you're paying by check/money order, I'll email you with the correct shipping total.
If you are a local customer, arrangements can be made for you to pick up your purchase and avoid shipping charges.
Just contact me prior to making your purchase for a coupon code.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you choose a refund, you MUST return the damaged item and original packaging/shipping materials to me so I can file a claim with the PO.
I will issue your refund, or ship a new item as soon as I receive the damaged item.
Small, production pieces, such as lint feeders, personalized ornaments etc will be replaced as soon as possible (usually after the next firing).
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, I ask for a 50% deposit up front.
If I am unable to fulfill your request in a timely manner, or you cancel your request before work has begun, your deposit will be refunded in full.
If you cancel your order after work has begun, you'll receive 25% of your deposit back.