Meet The Maker – Cath Ball

Cath Ball

Catherine Graduated from Cumbria Institute of the Arts in 2004  and  now works from her own studio in Thursby Carlisle.

12 White green jugCatherine developed her unique design combination of slip-cast porcelain and stitch when she moved from West Yorkshire to Cumbria.

7.CathBall bud vaseCatherine combines the two disciplines of ceramics and embroidery to create a finished sculptural piece with complimenting elements.

6. CathBall Tea light

Each piece is hand crafted by Catherine Ball using fine white porcelain. Her Stitched ceramics collection challenges conventional ceramics through the development of an innovative technique and uses both stitching and buttons as a form of decoration.


Catherine’s work is clean cut and contemporary, ranging from stitched bowls and vessels to high-fired pieces with decorative detail.

9.CathBall white vase

5.Cathball Green mug

Catherine was really pleased to be invited to showcase her signature range as part of our re-opening at the end of June as she knows how much we love her work.


I picked these stems on a lovely canal walk this week as I knew they would compliment Catherine’s vessels … what do you think?


I think they are simply perfect x

IMG_4841As September is our TENTH BIRTHDAY MONTH Catherine has kindly made us some ceramic hearts which we want to sell to raise funds for WATERMARK. This is a much needed scheme for Calderdale so please hop over to the blog to read more thank you. Here are Cath’s hearts but they are limited and only available throughout September at £6 each with the proceeds from the sale of these lovely pieces going to WATERMARK.




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