Catharina Goldnau is a ceramic artist based in Toronto.
Catharina Goldnau explores transitions, juxtaposing traditions and materials in sculptural work that borders functionality. Born next to the Iron Curtain in Germany, she moved to Canada at the age of 19. After academic studies, 4 children and a teaching career, Catharina studied ceramics at Sheridan College, under Bruce Cochrane, Linda Sormin and Laura Kukkee. Forming clay by hand complements the intellectual task of manipulating clay and glaze chemistry. Catharina is compelled to innovate, exploring non-traditional ways to manipulate clays, combining unconventional materials in clay yields intriguing variations of form and unusual finishes. The effects of heat and fire play a pan-ultimate role in altering the piece, creating new forms and surfaces, tearing and splitting in the fire. Resins and textiles may be employed to supplement final touches. Catharina is an award-winning graduate with a BA in Craft and Design with a specialty in Ceramics from Sheridan College.
Catharina has a BA in Craft and Design with a Specialty in Ceramics from Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada.