Installation at Gallery1993
2017

Image thanks to Seymour Max Polatin

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z High fire ceramic
Queen Coin
2017
High fire ceramic
16" x 14" x 0.5"

image thanks to Seymour Max Polatin

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z High fire ceramic
The Coin in the Tree
2019
High fire ceramic
15" diameter, 0.5" depth of clay

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Deployed automotive airbags imprinted on clay: high fire ceramic
Airbags
2012-2013
Deployed automotive airbags imprinted on clay: high fire ceramic
26" x 23" x 1"

In the explosion of a car accident, an airbag is sometimes deployed. The airbag is made of a very sturdy fabric. Some element of the force necessary to deploy it remains present in the scars on the airbag.

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Photograph
Willa, 2
2018
Photograph
14" x 22"

My oldest surviving ceramic work was photographed on the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie not far from my childhood hometown. Cather wrote of the experience of the immigrant.

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Photograph
Willa, 1
2016
Photograph
14" x 22"

My oldest surviving ceramic work was photographed on the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie not far from my childhood hometown. Cather wrote of the experience of the immigrant.

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Digital image mounted on dibond, behind plexiglass, under framed in walnut, and artists easel
Ceramics/z
2013
Digital image mounted on dibond, behind plexiglass, under framed in walnut, and artists easel
79" x 40" x 40"

Produced with Sarah Workneh for 'Do It' by Hans Ulrich Obrist in Socrates Sculpture Park.

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Paper mache, no armature
untitled
2012
Paper mache, no armature

Image thanks to Carly Gaebe.

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Bisqued ceramic
Alf
2010
Bisqued ceramic
14" x 17" x 13"

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Video stills from performance
As Watching Makes
2011
Video stills from performance
3 hours

Collaboration with Alwyn O'Brien

As Watching Makes
2011
Short video clips from performance
3 hours

Collaboration with Alywn O'Brien

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z Photograph mounted on dibond, behind plexiglass
Face
2012
Photograph mounted on dibond, behind plexiglass
20" x 13" x 1.5"

Catherine Fairbanks Ceramics/z 800 lbs. fresh snow brought to a summer performance festival
Snow as Ceramics
2013
800 lbs. fresh snow brought to a summer performance festival
800 lbs. snow, 5 hours

Like clay, the minute one starts working with snow there is less of it. The largest volume of material exists before you begin to sculpt or model.