Since graduating from Alberta College and Design in 2004, Cathy Terepocki has been developing her career as a ceramic artist/ designer. She currently has several lines of functional dishes and jewellery that layer contemporary methods of hand painting and printmaking on top of clean and modern hand-thrown and hand built forms. This work is sold at shops and galleries throughout Canada and the United States, and has been featured in books, blogs, magazines and newspapers, including Galleries West, Western Living, Uppercase, the Globe and Mail and Canadian House and Home. In 2016 she was awarded Designer of the Year in the Maker category by Western Living Magazine.
In 2007 Cathy co-founded Very Hush Hush (now Future Craft), a mobile gallery in a retrofitted airstream trailer featuring the work of Canadian artists/designers. After operating in Nelson for four years she started travelling with the shop, taking it to shows in Calgary, Portland, Seattle and San Fransisco.
In conjunction with her production practice, Cathy has had the opportunity to do some product design. In the spring of 2018 an extensive collection of her designs launched in Anthropologie stores across Europe and North America. Cathy has also developed a portfolio of one-of-a-kind art pieces and conceptual ceramic projects for which several grants have been awarded.
Cathy had had the opportunity to share the joys of working with clay and has taught ceramic printing classes at art centres and post-secondary institutions as well as clay classes for kids and adults in her community.
Originally from Ontario, Cathy now calls British Columbia home, she lives in the Fraser Valley with her
husband and 3 children.