Christine Cathie

Influenced by her interest in calligraphy, Christine Cathie is known for her simple sculptural forms that curve and twist to bring movement to her pieces. Her work explores the translucent nature of the lead crystal glass which absorbs and reflects the light according to its curves and density. 

Cathie has been exhibiting glass since 2000, the year in which she won the Student Award at the NZ Glass Conference, and has twice won the Members’ Award at NZSAG conferences.

She was selected for the exhibition of New Zealand glass which toured to Denmark in 2004, and has been in other national touring exhibitions.

In 2007 Cathie was winner of the Creative Excellence Award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards and received 2nd Prize at the Luminous Art of Glass Awards in New Zealand; and in 2012 was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, USA.

She has been a finalist seven times in the Ranamok Glass Awards, a joint Australian and New Zealand glass competition which ended in 2014; and since 2006 has been commissioned to make the annual awards for the New Generation artists selected by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Cathie exhibits throughout New Zealand and has gained a solid international reputation, exhibiting in Hong Kong, Australia and the USA. Her work is included in the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, Sir Elton John and other corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally.

            For more information about Christine Cathie, please contact us at the gallery.