CATHERINE BRENNON

 

Catherine Brennon - Biography.

 

 I am a fulltime professional artist, working from my studio in Voelklip, Hermanus. Before moving to Hermanus in 2014, my photographer husband (Lawrance Brennon) and I created and ran a specialist gallery focusing on fine art ceramics and photography (The Underberg Studio) in KZN for 12 years.

I have regularly exhibited at the regional and national exhibitions held by Ceramics SA since 1999.  I have taught and held workshops throughout South Africa and Namibia via the organization, and still teach sporadically from my studio in Voelklip or on invitation.  I hold a 3 year Diploma in Ceramics (1979) and a B.Tech Degree in Ceramics (2003) from Wits Technicon. I have attended various specialized courses in the UK and Italy and am active on several social media platforms in order to gain exposure to what is currently happening in the international ceramic and art communities.

 

My vision as an Artist has always been to make beautiful items that give pleasure and contribute to the positive side of life. Connecting with people is of primary importance and motivation in my work. I am passionate about art, but clay in particular. Living in Hermanus, between the sea and the mountains, has had a definite impact on my life.  Nature continues to be my biggest source of inspiration and is usually evident in my work. I mostly work full time from my studio, but can also be found visiting local beauty spots, walking the cliff path overlooking the sea or taking regular photography trips into the Karoo.  My work reflects this lifestyle.

Clay has always been an obvious tool of expression for me.  Over the years I have come to use it in a more intuitive way as some of the necessary technical skills have become second nature to me.  I have learned to do this by painting and drawing (on canvas or paper) more, and now have an extra arrow in my creative bow as it were. I see nothing as separate and try to keep my mind open to new creative opportunities as they present themselves.

Whatever I make is from the heart, rather than with a commercial intent in mind.  I just want others to enjoy my work as much as I do.

Artist's statement.

My vision as an Artist has always been to make beautiful items that give pleasure and contribute to the positive side of life. Connecting with people is of primary importance and motivation in my work. I am passionate about art, but clay in particular. Living in Hermanus, between the sea and the mountains, has had a definite impact on my life.  Nature continues to be my biggest source of inspiration and is usually evident in my work. I mostly work full time from my studio, but can also be found visiting local beauty spots, walking the cliff path overlooking the sea or taking regular photography trips into the Karoo.  My work reflects this lifestyle.

Clay has always been an obvious tool of expression for me.  Over the years I have come to use it in a more intuitive way as some of the necessary technical skills have become second nature to me.  I have learned to do this by painting (on canvas or paper) more, and now have an extra arrow in my creative bow as it were.

Whatever I make is from the heart, rather than with a commercial intent in mind.  I just want others to enjoy my work as much as I do.




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Catherine Brennon

Large Vase with sculptural wings.

Ceramic vase.

30 x 36cm

R10 320

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Catherine Brennon

Round cacti sculpture with white flower.

Ceramic sculpture.

17 x 16cms

R3010

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Catherine Brennon

Large Wingless Cactus Pod.

Ceramic Sculpture.

41 x 31cms

R8 600

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Catherine Brennon

Short Oval Ridged Vase.

Ceramic vase.

19 x 12cm

R3 230

SOLD

Catherine Brennon

Tall Oval Ridged Vase.

Ceramic Vase.

28 x 17cm

R3440

SOLD

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Catherine Brennon

Tall Undulating Vase / Candleholder.

28 x 9cm

Ceramic

R1720

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Catherine Brennon

Small Cactus Pod  Vase.

R1520

Ceramic

20 x 12cm

Taller Cactus Pod Vase 

Ceramic

25 x 10cm

R1460

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Catherine Brennon

Cactus Pod Vase B

Ceramic

14 x 19cm

R980

SOLD

Catherine Brennon

Cactus Pod Vase 

Ceramic

26 x 10cm

R1460

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Catherine Brennon - Cactus Pod Vases.

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Catherine Brennon

Large Square Bowl

Ceramic

R1300