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About Catherine White & Warren Frederick

Catherine White and Warren Frederick have shared a studio since 1984. Both are individually represented in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian and other museum collections. They have had pottery commissions for over thirty-seven years for Omen-Azen, a Japanese restaurant in New York City. Catherine has been in more than one hundred exhibitions. She has had commissions for state gifts presented by the Obamas. She has written articles examining topics such as failure, drawing, materials and choice. White has an MFA in ceramics, studied painting in Aix-en-Provence, France and taught ceramics from 2002 to 2015 at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Warren Frederick’s stint as a researcher that began at The Urban Institute in Washington, DC, was forever interrupted by clay. Frederick has been in over seventy exhibitions. He has written about American, African and Korean ceramics.


Artist Statement

Catherine White and Warren Frederick live and work together in the rolling hills of Virginia one hour west of Washington, DC. Committed to making objects both artistic and usable, they are fascinated by the metamorphosis of clay from dust to rock via the collaboration of material, hand, fire, and use. In recent years, in the endless search for change, they have been experimenting with wild clays, other raw materials, and alterations to the firing and cooling atmospheres in their wood-fired anagama and gas-fired kilns.


Instagram: @artistpotter
Instagram: @warrenfrederick

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