Artist statement

Cartoons were always part of my life. As a child I was fascinated by their simplicity and antics. Originally I began by copying popular cartoons to entertain my friends. Eventually I began creating my own characters, in particular, cats.

I could have pursued illustration but I wanted to give three dimensionality to my characters. In order to do this it may have been a more practical choice to use a different medium, but none attracted me more than glass.

I use glass because of the simple lines, the brightness; it’s translucent and colourful nature as well as for the technical challenges. With it I hope to create objects that evoke laughter and wonder in order to lighten the heart.

Guest artist Demonstration at the Corning Museum of Glass: The pink elephant


Catherine Labonté graduated from “Cégep du Vieux Montréal” receiving both a Fine Art diploma, 2001, and a Glass Art diploma (Espace Verre) in 2002.

During her school years, she developed many different techniques as glass blowing, cast glass, sculpture, engraving glass, lost wax, image tranfert and kilnforming. She was deeply inpired by her childhood and cartoons. Always kind of “funny”, the characters, that she creates, are a technical challenge.

In 2008 Catherine Labonté received Montréal’s François-Houdé award, after being a finalist for 4 years. She also received a Niche Award, in 2007, in the USA. Since 2002, she has been actively involved in the glass and cultural community, creating and exhibiting a variety of original characters in glass.

Making of a cat


One of a Kind


November 24th to December 4th 2016


Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

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Toronto, Ontario



Salon des métiers d'art


December 8th to 18th 2016


Place Bonaventure

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Montreal, Quebec







Fusion et Couleur, Quebec   |   web   |  
Floralies Jouvence, Quebec   |   web   |  
Le rêve de Mimi, Drummondville   |  
Espace Verre, Montreal   |   web   |  
Art et Compagnie, Montreal   |   web   |  
Le Parchemin, Montreal   |   web   |  
L'art des artisans, Montreal   |   web   |  
L'empreinte coopérative, Montreal   |   web   |  
Identi-T, Montreal   |   web   |  
Couleur Bonheur, Lac-Mégantic   |   web   |  
Les trouvailles d'Éloïse, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures   |  
Boutique Transparence, Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare   |   web   |  
Atelier Cassandre, Racine   |   web   |  
Framed Life, Toronto   |  
Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto   |   web   |  
Tina's Treasury, London   |  
Gallery Indigena, Stratford   |   web   |  
Birdtown, Port Dover   |  
Pavlo Pottery, Rockton   |   web   |  
Ciutadella Gallery, Niagara-on-the-lake   |  
Cobblestone Gallery, Waterloo   |   web   |  
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby   |   web   |  
Make it Green, Stittsville   |   web   |  
Finnport , Thunder Bay   |   web   |  
Stÿll, East Elora   |   web   |  
Burlington Art Centre, Burlington   |   web   |  
Giftideaz, Toronto   |   web   |  
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto   |   web   |  
IDA Kirkland Pharmacy, Kirkland Lake   |  
Hagersville Jewelrers Ltd, Hagersville   |  
Mags & Fags, Ottawa   |   web   |  
Glitz, Winnipeg   |   web   |  
Zocalo, Edmonton   |   web   |  
The Quest Gallery, Banff   |  
Prickly Pear Garden Ctr., Steveston   |   web   |  
Inukshuk Gallery, Vancouver   |   web   |  
Fairmont Village Gift Shop, Fairmont Hot Springs   |  
Little Cricket Gift Gallery, Maple Ridge   |  

Other country

Artshop, Hong Kong   |  


On the main, Ogunquit   |   web   |  
Edgecomb Potters, Edgecomb   |   web   |  
Craftworks, Oak Bluff (Martha's Vineyard)   |   web   |  
Merchant of Dennis, Haydenville   |  
The Spirited Hand gift gallery, Canton   |   web   |  
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning   |   web   |  
Arcadia, New York   |   web   |  
Symmetry Gallery, Saratoga Springs   |   web   |  
Annyx, Sag harbor   |   web   |  
Destiny Design Jewelry, Vestal   |  
Weathon Arts : The Gallery of Fine Arts, Millville   |   web   |  
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh   |   web   |  
The Phillips Collection, Washington   |   web   |  
Wake Up Little Suzie, Washington   |   web   |  
Manhattan Golf and Gallery, Cumberland   |   web   |  
Pavo Real Gallery, Boca Raton   |   web   |  
Timothy's Gallery, Winter Park   |   web   |  
Fusion Art Glass Gallery, Seaside   |   web   |  
Craftman House , St. Petersburg   |   web   |  
Uncommon Angles, Forth Worth   |   web   |  
Carlyn Gallery, Dallas   |   web   |  
The Fanny Garver Galley, Madison   |   web   |  
Pista Chios, Chicago   |   web   |  
Arts and Artisans, Chicago   |   web   |  
River's Bend Gallery, Parkville   |  
Curious Heart Emporium, Nashville   |   web   |  
Iris at the Basin Park, Eureka Springs   |  
Karg Art Glass, Kechi   |  
Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver   |   web   |  
Moonstones Gallery, Cambria   |   web   |  
Pacific Gallery, Laguna Beach   |   web   |  
Luna Sea, Pescadero   |   web   |  
L'Ambiente, Larkspur   |  

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Studio photo credit:
Marie-Christine Genero