About the artist
Cathy Franzi is a full-time studio artist and was awarded a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Ceramics) from the Australian National University School of Art in 2015. Through her ceramic practice she explores ways to represent Australian flora and the environments they inhabit.
Cathy brings a depth and breadth of ceramic experience to her teaching. She has worked with potters in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, been a production thrower for large potteries, and participated in conferences and workshops in most ceramic genres. She aims to share her fascination with the wealth of cultural and historical ideas that ceramics contain.
Cathy Franzi’s work is held in public collections, including Canberra Museum and Gallery, the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection and Manly Art Gallery and Museum. In 2013, a work from her solo exhibition ‘Painting the Hills of Canberra’ was included in the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Australian Postgraduate Award, the Nelson Nichols Scholarship in Ceramics and most recently in the 2016 North Queensland Ceramic Awards. Currently she is a Visiting Fellow in the Research School of Biology, ANU as part of the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s College Artist Fellows Scheme.