sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre


Christine Cathie, Meadow, 2021, cast glass, acid etched and polished - wall installation, 410 h x 350 w x 90mm d

Gallery Two   9 February - 05 March 2022

Light Cast

Sabbia Gallery is delighted to present this solo exhibition of new works in glass by Christine Cathie.

From Wellington, New Zealand, Christine has been casting glass since 2000. She runs her own studio in West Auckland, working on exhibitions and with a steady stream of commission work and award design.

She says of her work “To ‘cast’ is to perform one of many possible actions We cast to create beautiful objects from hot molten liquid in to moulds. We cast actors into stories that are not their own. We cast shadows and doubts against our own expectations. I am casting glass into cursive shapes, relishing the curvaceous flourish of brush stroke in substantial solid curves that rewrite meaning from the light it receives.

I am guided by the shape of my hill bound environment, the rolling curvaceous hills and skylines and ever changing seascape; nature’s shapes scribed in natural glass.

These works sit proud from the wall surface, bringing a floating sensation to the form. Contrasts of polished and satin surfaces provide an extra dimension to the glass’s visual language, projecting colour and contrast against the surrounding surfaces it ultimately reaches.

More often than not glass is a material we look through to see beyond, yet this gestural celebration in glass highlights the ability of this super fluid medium to draw and convey a story in its own right. The calligraphic connotation is important in this work, the freedom of a brush stroke giving a sense of immediacy and movement. I am moved by this work, and I invite the viewer to investigate their own senses of motion and wonder”.


This exhibition has been re-scheduled from September 2021