catherine brennon passionate about ceramics

Catherine Brennon is a ceramic artist working mainly in Earthenware clay.

She has worked full time as a potter since 1998 and has a 3 year Diploma in Ceramics, and a B.Tech Ceramics Degree.

Having run a successful teaching studio in Johannesburg for 5 years before moving to KZN for 10 years, to create a unique ceramic and photographic gallery with her photographer husband, Lawrance Brennon, Catherin’s vision as an Artist has always been to make beautiful items to give pleasure and contribute to the positive side of life.

To connect with people through her work is of primary importance and motivation.

“I am probably best known for my ceramic Dream Boxes. Dream Boxes are containers made to house small items of special significance. This hidden space is personal and private, and the items typically stored would probably have little material value. Each Dream Box is unique and I approach the form as my clay canvas, creating many different styles, using a variety of treatments, depending on the narrative selected.

I also paint in acrylic medium into which I incorporate various other mediums such as charcoal, water soluble inks, pastels and crayons and sometimes collage. Up until recently I have not put my paintings out for public scrutiny. They have been private expression of another side of my artistic life.”

Catherine now lives in Hermanus, between the sea and the mountains.

“This has had a definite impact on my work. Nature continues to be my biggest source of inspiration and these aspects of my life are ever present in both my paintings and my ceramic work.” 

Catherine’s work is at once sensuous, organic, ethereal, and uplifting.

To see more of this incredibly talented South African artists works, to view these on Instagram by clicking on the icon below or on her website listed on her Instagram profile.