About


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.

Making of a cat



Bio

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 mini cat


Events


La Virée des ateliers

When

May 8 to 11 2014

Where

Chat des artistes

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City

Montreal (Quebec)

Stand

#312

Production


Sculpture


Stores


Canada

Fusion et Couleur, Quebec   |   web   |  
Un coin du monde, Quebec   |  
La cinquième saison, Quebec   |  
Floralies Jouvence, Quebec   |   web   |  
Le rêve de Mimi, Montreal   |  
Espace Verre, Montreal   |   web   |  
Le Parchemin, Montreal   |   web   |  
Hallmark Boutique V & C, Montreal   |  
L'art des artisans, Montreal   |   web   |  
L'empreinte coopérative, Montreal   |   web   |  
Les trouvailles d'Éloïse, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures   |   web   |  
Boutique Transparence, Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare   |   web   |  
Fleurs Jean-Gillet, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu   |   web   |  
La Normandise, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu   |  
Plomberie Tétreault, Granby   |   web   |  
La Galerie coccinelle, St-Hyacinthe   |  
Charlot Fleurs & Cadeaux, Longueuil   |   web   |  
Atelier Cassandre, Racine   |   web   |  
Flora et cie, Beloeil   |  
Framed Life, Toronto   |  
Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto   |   web   |  
Belle de Provence, Toronto   |   web   |  
Tina's Treasury, London   |  
HHSVA Mc Master Gift Shoppe, Hamilton   |  
Hauser's Pharmacy, Dunnville   |   web   |  
West Parry Sound Health Centre, Parry Sound   |   web   |  
The Corner Cabinet, Bracebridge   |   web   |  
The Great Canadian Gift Co., Ancaster   |   web   |  
Gallery Indigena, Stratford   |   web   |  
Gift of Art, London   |   web   |  
Birdtown, Port Dover   |  
Pavlo Pottery, Rockton   |   web   |  
Moose Sweats, Richards Landing   |   web   |  
Ciutadella Gallery, Niagara-on-the-lake   |   web   |  
Cobblestone Gallery, Waterloo   |   web   |  
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby   |   web   |  
Make it Green, Stittsville   |   web   |  
Heartangel, Sparta   |  
Stone House Gallery, Merrickville   |  
Finnport , Thunder Bay   |   web   |  
Far Visions Gallery, Westport   |  
Ah! Some Art, Point Edward   |  
Stÿll, East Elora   |   web   |  
Burlington Art Centre, Burlington   |   web   |  
IDA Kirkland Pharmacy, Kirkland Lake   |  
Pier 21, Halifax   |   web   |  
Glitz, Winnipeg   |   web   |  
Keeps Gift, Selkirk   |  
McNally Robinson, Saskatoon   |   web   |  
Bearfoot in the park, Jasper   |  
3b's Flowers, Stony Plain   |  
Made in Canada, Edmonton   |  
Zocalo, Edmonton   |   web   |  
Galleria Inglewood, Calgary   |   web   |  
The Quest Gallery, Banff   |  
Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna   |   web   |  
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   |  

United States

On the main, Ogunquit   |   web   |  
Edgecomb Potters, Edgecomb   |   web   |  
ECLIPSE GALLERY, Bar Harbor   |   web   |  
Merchant of Dennis, Haydenville   |  
Craftworks, Oak Bluff (Martha's Vineyard)   |   web   |  
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   |  
Art & Glasswork, Lancaster   |   web   |  
Topeo, New Hope   |   web   |  
Turning Point Gallery, Media   |   web   |  
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh   |   web   |  
As Kindred Sprits (#2), Washington   |   web   |  
The Phillips Collection, Washington   |   web   |  
Wake Up Little Suzie, Washington   |   web   |  
Manhattan Golf and Gallery, Cumberland   |   web   |  
SeaDragon Gallery, Duck   |   web   |  
The Mole Hole, Myrtle Beach   |   web   |  
Portfolio Art Gallery, Columbia   |  
Wild Cat on a Wing, Ball Ground   |   web   |  
High Museum of Art, Atlanta   |   web   |  
Pavo Real Gallery, Boca Raton   |   web   |  
Timothy's Gallery, Winter Park   |   web   |  
Fusion Art Glass Gallery, Seaside   |   web   |  
Craftman House , St. Petersburg   |   web   |  
Lizzy G's Fine Gifts, Houston   |   web   |  
Uncommon Angles, Forth Worth   |   web   |  
Carlyn Gallery, Dallas   |   web   |  
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah   |   web   |  
The Fanny Garver Galley, Madison   |   web   |  
Cottage at Cardinal, Arbor Vitae   |  
The Gallori, Oconomowoc   |   web   |  
Pista Chios, Chicago   |   web   |  
Arts and Artisans, Chicago   |   web   |  
Village, Dearborn   |  
Northwood university Gallery, Midland   |   web   |  
Iris at the Basin Park, Eureka Springs   |  
Iowa ArtisanS Gallery, Iowa City   |   web   |  
Artswork, LeClaire   |   web   |  
Karg Art Glass, Kechi   |  
Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver   |   web   |  
Fine Eye Gallery, Sutter Creek   |   web   |  
Moonstones Gallery, Cambria   |   web   |  
Pacific Gallery, Laguna Beach   |   web   |  
L'Ambiente, Larkspur   |  
Gaveaesken, Solvang   |  

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Studio photo credit:
Marie-Christine Genero