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Isle of Wight Ceramics Event and Book Launch
6th March 2005

Ceramics Event

Cat was approached by Lisa Dowden who, along with Andrew Dowden, Robin Goodredge, has written a book of Isle of Wight potters entitled 'A Century of Ceramics, a Selection of 20th Century Potters and Potteries in the Isle of Wight'. The main aim of the book is to highlight and raise awareness of Isle of Wight potters and potteries. Cat's pottery is included in a directory of current Isle of Wight potters which is an appendix to the book. The book has been published and there was a launch event at the Medina Theatre, Newport on 6th March 2005.


The Ceramics Fair showcased the work of those 20th century potters profiled in the book 'A Century of Ceramics'. Many of the pieces were shown for the first time.


The fair featured handmade pottery and ceramics produced by contemporary Isle of Wight potters. Approximately 20 stallholders showed their work, including Cat, who sold several pieces.


'A Century of Ceramics' the first book to be dedicated to Isle of Wight ceramics. Profiling 27 major Island potters of the 20th century. Many potters that feature in the book will attended the ceramics fair with the authors - Lisa Dowden, Andrew Dowden and Robin Goodredge.

Studio News

Despite the sales successes at the Alchemist Gallery and the Quay Arts Centre, Cat has had to give up the tenancy of her pottery studio. This is a great disappointment to her but, fear not pot fans, the studio has been taken over by Cat's old studio partner Lis Toft.


Website News


Cat's website has recently been linked to the Isle of Wight Council Arts Unit website. Her photographs of the Open Studios week are also featured on the Arts Unit site (click here for Arts Unit Open Studios photographs).

Other news is that the Mudlarks site has received over 1800 hits! Even her mother can't spend that much time patronising the site, so thanks to all the visitors.

Alchemist News

Cat's pots have been accepted for sale at a new outlet - The Alchemist Gallery, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Anne Toms, proprietor and successful painter, is very enthusiastic about Cat's pots and chose her double dipped pots and a selection of crescent shaped ones. Latest news: All of the double dipped pots have been sold!

The Alchemist Gallery is undergoing a radical transformation and is moving from the first floor of the Foresters Hall in Yarmouth to the much more accessible ground floor. The gallery space has been lovingly converted by Anne Toms and photographer John Cleave and will provide an excellent showcase for many works of art. Cat's pots will once again be available for sale as soon as the gallery re-opens.

In the meantime, you can buy your own piece of CatWare at the Ceramics Fair.

Crescent shaped pot
Crescent shaped pot