Catrin Howell

20Aug13

The County Show/Y Sioe Sirol

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Catrin Howell was born and brought up in west Wales and is well known internationally for her delicate ceramic figures of animals which have strong relationships to creatures in myth and legend. We talked to Catrin about her influences and her current work.

Cafodd Catrin Howell ei geni a’i magu yng ngorllewin Cymru ac mae’n adnabyddus yn rhyngwladol am ei ffigurau ceramig cain o anifeiliaid ac iddynt berthynas gref â chreaduriaid y chwedlau. Cawsom sgwrs â Catrin am yr hyn sydd wedi dylanwadu arni ac am ei gwaith presennol

OM:Your work has always depicted animals particularly in relation to myth and legend – what originally drew you to this subject matter?

CH: I particularly remember the stories of Gelert* and Cantref Gwaelod†  from childhood, visiting Beddgelert and seeing Gelert’s grave made the story real and believable. The same is true Cantref Gwaelod. Looking out at Cardigan Bay and imagining…

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