CATHERINE MOBERG

"I've described myself as 'a maker of things' and this journey with clay is a continuation of my desire to make things."
Interview With Tennessee Crossroads

Joe Elmore meets Cathy Moberg who sculpts realistic artistic compositions with ordinary clay.

Inspiration: Barneys.com

4"H X 11"W X 14"D

Porcelain

Dr. Ducklo

6"H X 12"W X 14"D

Porcelain and Stoneware on a wood framed clay base

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
We Saved Our Buttons

6"H X 10"W X 7"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Dylan

3"H X 12.5"W X 14.5"D

Porcelain on An Acrylic Base

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Classics

9"H X 18.25"W X 10"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

Photographed by John Cummings
He Wears Hats

8"H X 15"L X 15"D

Porcelain and Stoneware on an acrylic base

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
We Believe

6"H X 9.5"W X 13.5"D

Porcelain on an acrylic base

Gouter de l' apres - midi (an afternoon snack)

12"W X 3.75"H X 9"D

Porcelain clay on a wooden base

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Only In Paris

4.25"H X 14.5"W X 11"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

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Photographed by John Cummings
Classic Wrens

4.25"H X 11.25"W X 16"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

Wrens nesting all around our house gave me the inspiration for this piece. Wrens will nest anywhere that they feel safe.

Photographed by John Cummings
Necktie OR Bow Tie

14.5"H X 12"W X 3.5"D

Porcelain on a wooden base

Photographed by John Cummings
Composition

2.5"H X 7.5"W X 10"D

Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Harry P

3.5"H X 10.5"W X 11.5"D

Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Homage To Sylvia

4.5"H X 12"W X 11.5"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
George 3

7.5"H X 16.5"W X 13.5"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Cathy's Macarons

3"H X 5.5"W X 5.5"D

Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Summers Best Pick

5"H X 5"W X 5"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Local Organic Pears

5"H X 8.75"W X 8"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs In A Rustic Bowl

4.5"H x 11"W x 10"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
A Good Day From Our Special Hens

9"H x 10"W x 7.5"D

Porcelain, Stoneware, and gold leaf

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
HOPE: Whatever Evils Are Abroad, Hope Never Entirely Leaves Us

12"H x 14"W x 12"D

Porcelain, Stoneware and gold leaf on a linen covered base with an acrylic cover

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Work or Play

7"H x 16"W x 12"D

Stoneware on a wooden base

Photographed by John Cummings
King Midas, The Morning After

7"H x 12"W x 12"D

Stoneware, Porcelain and Gold Leaf in a Vitrine with an acrylic cover on a black linen covered base

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Photographed by John Cummings
An Art That is Performed on a Four-Count Rhythm Between Ten and Two O'clock

9"H x 14.5"W x 18"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

Photographed by John Cummings
Favorites

9.5"H x "20.5"W x "16.5"D

Porcelain, Stoneware and silver leaf on an acrylic base

This piece is reminiscent of the 1970's. The music is "Yesterday" and "Mr. Bojangles". The poem is an e.e. cummings poem and the eight cent LOVE stamp has a 1973 postmark.

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Paris

13"H x 14"W x 10.5"D

Porcelain and Stoneware on an acrylic base

This piece is a remembrance of a trip to Paris where I sought out the Laduree Patisserie and their famed macarons. In the bag a map of Paris and the Zagat guide. Fluer de sel I brought back for friends.

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Treasures

7"H x 11"W x 8.5"D

Stoneware, Porcelain and gold and silver leaf

"Treasures" is a replicated 1950's circa girl scout treasure box filled with a girl scout's treasures. It sits on a girl scout handbook.

Photographed by John Cummings
Clementines for Clementine

5.5"H x 8"W x 5"D

Stoneware and Porcelain

SOLD

Photographed by John Cummings
Julia's First Book

8"H x "7"W x "5"D

Stoneware, Porcelain and gold and silver leaf

This is my daughter, Julia Moberg's first published book immortalized in clay. It's a historical fiction novel about the Women Air force Pilots (WASP) during World War II.

Photographed by John Cummings
Shards and Discards

12"H x 18.5"W x 8"D

Stoneware and Porcelain with silver and gold leaf

This is the last piece Sylvia and I were working on before she passed. It was her idea to make a piece gathering together the left over components from the studio, m aking a crate to house them and titling the piece "Shards and Discards". The crate had just been bisque fired. I finished it to her design and acquired it.

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Artist Statement

While working with the artist, Sylvia Hyman, I became intrigued with trompe l'oeil sculpture. I became fascinated with the idea of telling stories through clay. I love the simplicity and beauty of everyday objects: boxes, bottles, books, letters, trinkets. To create them in clay and arrange them in a narrative fashion delights me. I love the attention to detail; to shapes, textures and colors. It is both challenging and rewarding to see a piece come together and to know that I've succeeded in finding a story within the commonplace.

Contact

Phone: (615) 738-0360
Email: cathymoberg@comcast.net

1416 Lebanon Pike
Studio B
Nashville, TN 37210