Catherine Lewis (cat) is an artist and botanical colour specialist, making dyes, inks and prints; she was born and grew up in South Wales, then trained in textiles at Chelsea College of Art and completed a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Wales in Swansea in 2010.
She’s been refining and sharing her knowledge of textiles and colour for over twenty years. She’s now focused on making things less harmful, less wasteful, longer lasting and more local for her Colourfield brand, which runs alongside her more personal fine art practice.
Catherine creates her colours and one-off works by alchemical natural dye and print processes, using ancient shibori techniques and locally gathered materials, transforming the everyday and recycled into a wondrous physical memory of nature’s bounty.
She works with other fashion designers, artists, tv and film producers, to realise their colour and pattern wishes, as well as creating many varied custom pieces for private clients.