Catherine Howard was drawn to the element of water after a visit to Antarctica.     Colour and texture are important to her and she enjoyed producing detailed pieces which incorporated free machine embroidery and embellishment.

Catherine produced a series of felted pieces. Capturing the energy of water with the use of colour and repeated curved lines. Tiny seed beads caught the light to add the notion of foam. Each piece began, appropriately, as wet felt but detail was added with needle felting.

Water detail from felted piece

Catherine produced a number of vessels made from mulberry bark and silk fibres. Displaying these alongside the Antarctica photographs which had inspired the work further described the vivid blue tones found naturally in icebergs.

Water vessels displayed alongside the original inspiring photographs