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


La Virée des ateliers


May 5th to 7th 2017


Chat des artistes

More infos


Montreal, Quebec







Fusion et Couleur, Quebec   |   web   |  
Musée de la civilisation, Quebec   |   web   |  
Espace Verre, Montréal   |   web   |  
Le Parchemin, Montreal   |   web   |  
L'art des artisans, Monteal   |   web   |  
L'empreinte coopérative, Montreal   |   web   |  
Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal   |   web   |  
Les trouvailles d'Éloïse, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures   |  
Boutique Transparence, Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare   |   web   |  
Bleu Lavande, Magog   |   web   |  
Folles aux chats, Repentigny   |   web   |  
Librairie boutique Vénus, Rimouski   |   web   |  
Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto   |   web   |  
Body Blitz Spa inc., Toronto   |   web   |  
Dimensions Framing, Toronto   |   web   |  
Gardiner Museum, Toronto   |   web   |  
Gallery Indigena, Stratford   |   web   |  
Cobblestone Gallery, Waterloo   |   web   |  
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby   |   web   |  
Make it Green, Stittsville   |   web   |  
Stÿll, East Elora   |   web   |  
Art etc Gallery shop, Burlington   |   web   |  
The avant-garden shop, Peterborough   |   web   |  
Rockwood Pharmacy, Rockwood   |  
Riverguild Fine Crafts, Lanark   |   web   |  
Brush with the north, Maynooth   |   web   |  
The Hummingbird house, Tobemory   |  
The Finnish Book Store, Thunder Bay   |   web   |  
Zocalo, Edmonton   |   web   |   Be-a-Bella, Edmonton   |   web   |   Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton   |   web   |  
The Quest Gallery, Banff   |   The Tin Box, Canmore   |   web   |  
Inukshuk Gallery, Vancouver   |   web   |  
Three Wishes Clothing, Penticton   |   web   |  
Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria   |   web   |  
Christopher's Gift Gallery, Surrey   |   web   |  
Carlberg's Gift Shop, Whistler   |   web   |  
The Siding, Field   |   web   |  
Stanley Bridge Studios, Stanley Bridge   |   web   |  
McAskill's, Charlottetown   |   web   |  
North End Gallery, Whitehorse   |   web   |  

Other country

Artshop, Hong Kong   |  

United States

On the main, Ogunquit   |   web   |  
Annie's, Newburyport   |   web   |  
Hotchkiss Mobiles, West Stockbridge   |   web   |  
Craftworks, Oak Bluff (Martha's Vineyard)   |   web   |  
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning   |   web   |  
Vitrix Hot glass Studio, Corning   |   web   |  
Destiny Design Jewelry, Vestal   |  
Clouds Gallery, Woodstock   |   web   |  
Weathon Arts : The Gallery of Fine Arts, Millville   |   web   |  
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh   |   web   |  
Pavo Real Gallery, Boca Raton   |   web   |  
Timothy's Gallery, Winter Park   |   web   |  
Craftman House , St. Petersburg   |   web   |  

Carlyn Gallery, Dallas   |   web   |  

Arts and Artisans, Chicago   |   web   |  
Iris at the Basin Park, Eureka Springs   |  
Karg Art Glass, Kechi   |  
Moonstones Gallery, Cambria   |   web   |  
Pacific Gallery, Laguna Beach   |   web   |  
L'Ambiente, Larkspur   |  
Three Wheel Studio, Providence   |   web   |  
Williams Jewellers, Wyoming   |   web   |  
Bender Gallery, Asheville   |   web   |  
New Morning Gallery, Asheville   |   web   |  
Blue Pomegranate Gallery, Omaha   |   web   |  
Bijou Gallery, Okoboji   |   web   |  
Earthwood Gallery, Boulder   |   web   |  
Earthwood Collection , Estes Park   |   web   |  
Roger Yost Gallery of Fine Art, Newport   |   web   |  
Mississippi Mud Gallery and Gifts, Kimmswick   |   web   |  
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne   |   web   |  
Images of old Greenwich, Old Greenwich   |  
Everything but The kitchen sink, Hockessin   |   web   |  
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk   |   web   |  
Just / Because, Sarasota   |   web   |  

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Studio photo credit:
Marie-Christine Genero