For many years Catherine Large has walked in bushland close to her Brisbane home, enjoying the quality of light, the ‘bush silence’ and the sense of space. She also loves some of the signs of mans’ intervention, and has collected metal from a wrecked car to act as the starting point for this body of work.
Catherine Large: Bio
Catherine Large is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith based in Brisbane.
She has a Bachelor of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts, and a Masters of Visual Art from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and has been making work for over 35 years.
Large makes original jewellery, objects and flatware in precious metal, informed by observations the nature of objects. She works with recycled materials, and prefers to use objects and materials that have had a former life. She has been the recipient of a number of grants, has held solo exhibitions and participates regularly in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
She is also a QCA lecturer in the Jewellery and Small Objects Department.
Catherine Large's work is held in both public and private collections.