I was trapped on the tip of Southend pier with an elderly man called Dave, (an eccentric yet morbid local) when I started to drift in to the eccentric world which my current work revolves in. As Dave went into his personal problems in grave detail, (death of budgie, stomach ailments etc.), in desperation I began to stare at the little ringed plovers and imagine their conversations and complaints. I came to the conclusion that they were just like us with their grumbles and gripes, bad habits, love interests and attention seeking behaviour... Cathy Miles
Cathy graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2003, after which she moved to Liverpool to take up a two year Craft Council Nextmove residency at Liverpool Hope University. In 2006 she relocated her practice to a more permanent home within Birmingham's renowned Jewellery Quarter.
Her work is sold in galleries throughout the UK and abroad, as well as through temporary exhibitions including the prestigious SOFA Chicago and ORIGIN: The London Craft Fair. She had also undertaken large public art commissions and is keen to continue experimenting with the possibilies of different scales and mediums.
For more information you can download Cathy's CV.