Cathy is a warm and generous teacher, sharing what she has learned and offering her extensive expertise in raku methods with participants. Many people arrive at workshops feeling unsure and tentative or simply saying “I’m not creative – I don’t know where to start”. Cathy gently encourages them all to make a start - to get in touch with the clay, shape it, mould it and begin to give it a new life.
In many ways, she offers people a safe place to express themselves and permission to let the child within play and have a bit of fun. Participants leave feeling thrilled, excited and exhilarated at their creations – made with their own hands and with creativity sparked from within themselves. They often go away able to tell a new story about themselves: “Actually, I can be creative”.
Cathy’s style and approach to familiarising people with clay and what it can do, simplifying the process and then letting them feel their way, produces the magical transitions that make these workshops such special events.
Wonderful time at the magpies workshop. I have done a few other workshops with Cathy in the past and have always found them enjoyable and Cathy a wealth of knowledge and patience. Skills learnt can be transferred to other projects. Looking forward to my next workshop.
What can I say that hasn’t, probably, already been said😀 Cathy is just great. She has tons of patience, is in no rush, helps you when you are stuck and gets you out of trouble when you have given your bathing beauty ET’s face (ET was cute but still…). Don’t get me wrong, she doesn’t do your sculpture! You do it yourself but she will guide you and put you in the right direction! Her studio is just gorgeous (you think that you have arrived in Tuscany or even better…Provence in the south of France!) That really helps you get into the creative mood. I have fallen in love with her place when I first visited 2 years ago and have been waiting to be free from work so that I could join. I sent my wife first (twice) as she loves that sort of relaxation therapy and she was both times so happy that I couldn’t wait to join and make my own ‘Bathing Beauty’. I can’t wait to get her back home once fired (I say cooked but apparently it’s not the right term😀). So…an extra huge Thank you to you Cathy for so much knowledge, skills and a funny day. And I promise…next time I will spend less time perfecting the shape of some very important parts. Hopefully we will meet again soonish. (I know that you are getting so popular that I will have to book 12 months in advance).
A great workshop Cathy. Thanks to your attention and assistance everyone achieved the goal of making a bathing beauty - even those who were new to clay. I'll definitely come to another workshop.
Hello Cathy, Thank you for a wonderful day at Fried Mudd chicken workshop. You've created a lovely relaxed atmosphere and it was fun to create and explore designs, embellishments and colour. I'm looking forward to seeing the final outcome. Cheers, Moira
Had a great time as usual at one of Cathy's workshops. Love the lady I created - with lots of help and advice from Cathy. Will definitely be back for another class 😀
This is my 4th or 5th workshop with Cathy and every time is a wonderful new experience. I learn so much, the atmosphere is calm and relaxed and her new studio is homey. I also love when we all sit together for lunch, another great part to the day. There is lots to learn and take in while creating your own personal masterpiece.I have attended on my own and with a friend, I highly recommend her workshops. You walk away feeling a deeply accomplished. Thank you Cathy
A great workshop. The space was so well set up and organised for the workshop. A great day with a variety of different sculptures being made. Cathy was gentle and helpful. Enjoyed the company of the others who were friendly and supportive. Would definitely recommend this workshop.
Cathy provides an amazing atmosphere of encouragement and advice to produce a fabulous piece of clay sculpture .The studio is inspirational and provides the most wonderful place to enjoy your day
g'day cathy i immensley enjoyed your workshop , relaxed, informative, a good group of women , enjoying there creating with clay , sharing our yummy table of food made, i was not sure what to expect, i enjoyed cathys guidance & hands on approach . a fantastic studio, will look forward in the near future to embrace a fun workshop & learn new technics , kind regards marlene mcintosh .
Thoroughly enjoyed the day! Cathy was great and I am very pleased with my bathing beauty.
A fantastic workshop! Cathy was really helpful and I'm happy with how my chooks turned out 😀
Absolute best experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Cath was super patient and made you feel confident with the piece we were working on. An incredible group of like-minded women. Fun day & highly recommend this to anyone. Value for money, I Would definitely do another class. Thankyou x
Cathy is one special person, she is a wonderful tutor, has amazing skill and any one that attends a workshop can be assured of unconditional assistance in a nurturing space.
another great class, love them to bits.
Amazing day with an amazing artist. Great fir a novice like myself, can’t wait to do more classes
Well worth the trip from Brisbane. A very pleasant and informative day playing with mud. Cathy shares her extensive knowledge without question.
Loved my pottery workshop, I've signed up for another - great company, great support and assistance and wonderful artwork for sale as well!
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience creating a “bathing beauty” with guidance from Cathy, but. …Wow!! so unexpected!! the fun we had, the whole adventure was so tactile! and my finished product was so rewarding!! Thankyou Cathy for Friedmudd🤗
A great workshop with a lovely bunch of ladies. Cathy was very patient and helpful. We had great food in Cathy's beautiful studio. Would happily recommend this workshop.
I have done 3 workshops with Cathy, not only do learn skills, you have beautiful pieces for your home. Can't wait to do more workshops!