Accredited Professional Member
Cathy Franzi is a Canberra-based ceramic artist who graduated with a Master of Visual Arts at ANU School of Art in 2010, receiving the Nelson Nichols Scholarship in Ceramics. From 2011 to 2015 she was a PhD candidate at the ANU School of Art, undertaking research into the representation of Australian flora on the ceramic vessel and how botanical and environmental knowledge might be expressed. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, and this background informs the focus to her art practice. Franzi has travelled extensively, working in the ceramics field in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand. In 2013, Canberra’s centenary year, a work from her solo exhibition ‘Painting the Hills of Canberra’ was included in the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule. Her work is held in public collections including Canberra Museum and Gallery, the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection and Manly Art Gallery and Museum. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently in the 2016 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards.