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, amongst other national 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 was a finalist seven times in the Ranamok Glass Awards, Australia. Cathie exhibits throughout New Zealand and has gained a solid international reputation, exhibiting in Australia, Hong Kong 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, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA and in corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. Christine welcomes studio visits to her Herne Bay, Auckland studio by appointment.