Cathie Cantara is a full time studio potter, specializing in high-fired functional stoneware, as well as raku and smoke-fired art pottery.
Cathie’s parents met in art school and she grew up in an environment that nurtured and encouraged creativity. It was while taking a pottery class her senior year of high school that her parents purchased a potters wheel for her and a seed was planted.
Throughout her adult life Cathie has always followed artistic pursuits, which included working in a stained glass studio, and following her love of oil painting.
In 2000 Cathie returned to clay with a renewed passion and began her self-directed exploration of the medium. This culminated in her opening the doors to Homeport Pottery Studio in 2005. Since then she has been juried into numerous fine craft shows & exhibits throughout the US.
“I have a fundamental belief that the world around us is enhanced by instilling beauty into the functional objects that people use on a daily basis. My work is influenced by the beautiful landscape that surrounds my studio. The rugged seacoast, the woods behind my house, the sky & earth all play a part in the shapes and colors I use in my pieces” Cathie Cantara
Cathie’s home and studio are in Kennebunkport, Maine where she lives with her husband David and her cat Mew.