Catharina Goldnau explores transitions, juxtaposing traditions and materials in sculptural work that borders functionality. Born in Germany, Canada became home at the age of 19. Following a life-long passion, she left a teaching career to study Ceramics at Sheridan College.
Growing up in the rural countryside, I now work in a large urban centre, immersed in concrete. Oscillating between these poles, my work strives to connect both by making a beautiful piece of art that can be enjoyed in the lusciousness of a garden. We need nature to regenerate our soul and culture to challenge our minds.
My work is inspired by objects of utility that lend interest and beauty to outside and inside living spaces. I look for the symbiosis between nature and ceramics, incorporating plants into my sculptures or making sculptures to be placed in the midst of garden.
My ceramic totems are made for made from stacked ceramic pieces, consisting of stoneware, porcelain and glazes.