Cathy Lawley is a clay artist, always has been and always will be. Cathy has been featured on television and in the media for earthy, whimsical art and raku clay firing. She is invited to display at galleries and art festivals throughout Queensland. Fortunatley for locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast, Cathy is ready to share her talents at her hosted workshops.
where I create
I create my work in my gorgeous sandstone studio that sits beside my beautiful 125yr old Queenslander which was transported from SpringHill in Brisbane to the Hinterland town of Maleny.
It sits on top of a hill surrounded by cottage gardens with views of Lake Baroon in the distance. It is here that I’m transported to a another place which allows my creativity to unfold while looking out through the large window which frames the ever-changing view, in the cooler months themist roles in and rainbows show off their magical colour almost within touching distance, the occasional cow from the neighbouring property comes to inspire me with their big brown eyes.
My loving companions, my pets Sassy and Ellie are always at my feet, the lockets, king parrots and cockatoo’s find a feast in the large tree that provides a canopy over my studio while the kookaburras sing happily in the trees that surround the house.Occasionally I’m joined by a group of curious wallabies looking through the fence. It makes me happy to know that my work, from the whimsical to the sleek and modern, can be found in homes all over Australia and various places in the world, that these pieces are treasured by people who have seen my work and HAD to have a piece for themselves.