Catherine Macauley Reason
Catherine learnt to sew on the old Singer Treadle sewing machine, began to do spinning and weaving, and started to play with clay and the firing process. Always acquainted with the Arts and Crafts, as a teenager Catherine was invited to be a part of the a "Young Artists of the Commonwealth" Exhibition that toured London, Edinburgh and Zimbabwe. Soon after completing high school Catherine did one year at Seven Hills college of art and then went on to study an Associate Diploma of Ceramics at South Brisbane TAFE and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Working on smaller pieces, that started as ornaments, Catherine soon developed her pieces into a range of Ceramic Heart Jewellery. Winning several awards for "Best Jewellery", Catherine then started to focus on the sculptural side of ceramics and won "High Achievement" and "First Prize" for some of her Amphibious pieces, and then the Fruiticious Pieces.