MASTERCLASS ARTIST TUTOR
Catherine Lewis is a visual artist who is a textile specialist but with a practice that encompasses a wide range of media and techniques. She is also a printed textile and surface pattern design lecturer with over 20 years of teaching experience. She is the director of ColourField studio natural print and dye company.
Her work is driven by a passion: to create without burden, to add to the existing but often unseen, to represent the forgotten or undervalued; traditional skills and lapsed thoughts, how easily they are lost.
Her hands are scarred by learning the old ways, methods so old they’ve become traditions.
In 2010 she gained her Masters degree in contemporary fine art practice, developing conceptual elements and her practical skills repertoire, to include paper-making and casting, video and photographic work, bookmaking and here she began to develop her own natural dyeing and printmaking processes. These are now the main focus of her collection for ColourField.