Cathy Kiffney

Chapel HIll, NC | Exhibiting Since 2003

Sleeping birds, jumping rabbits, owls and imagined animals, these are some of the fantastical creatures that are carved and sculpted into clay wall platters, murals and tiles. For over 20 years NC Artist Cathy Kiffney has been creating colorful one-of-a-kind ceramic wall works, tiles and vessels. Her recent works are narratives involving stylized characters of birds, butterflies, moths and animals. using imagery from ancient myths and fantasy and from the natural world of flora and fauna she carves and sculpts intricate surface textures into the clay. Kiffney is known for her imaginative uses of many different glazes in her palette that allow her to achieve the distinctive and vibrant surfaces that characterize her art.