Catherine McMillan is a full-time creator living and working in Seattle. Originally from Hamilton, Canada, she holds a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Masters degree in Neuroscience. Catherine is a stencil artist, exhibiting her paintings internationally, while dabbling in donuts on the side. The current exhibit explores the ability of many small things to overwhelm. She is a social introvert, a published author, and her favourite colour is red.
Each starting as a lump of clay, this donut series was motivated by the allure of covering a large area with the repetition of a simple, almost universally recognizable object, each with its own intricacies and flaws.
Donuts consist entirely of clay, underglaze, and glaze. Each one is hand-thrown on a pottery wheel, followed by 1 week of drying time in a humidity-controlled room. Each piece is detailed by hand and fired twice at over 1200°C.