The Hot Catz are a group of cat characters that were first developed about 6 years ago.
The Hot Catz theme was further developed as I began depicting them on cups and bowl in various scenarios. Hot Catz in space, Hot Catz Interview, Hot Catz in Hatz, Hot Catz on Film, were a few of many ideas I developed for them. I also made relief block prints, some comic strips, and many drawings for this theme.
Previous to the Hot Catz explosion, I had made a few cat figurines that I mostly sold in Occidental Park during 1st Thursday Art Walks, or at Pike Place Market. This year I decided to re-explore cats through pinching and by using and altering extruded forms. This lead to the creation of new bodies of work.
|cat pendants before application of over glazes|
|Raku-fired Hot Catz|
Most of the extruded cats will be high-fired. They become waterproof and non-porous at those temperatures. Three new high-fired cats are depicted in the photo directly below. There will be brown, black, white, gray, spotted, yellow, and tan Catz.
These cat pendants are also fired high (cone 10) They are pinched from white stoneware. They are glazed with opaque glazes, with stains used for attributes and a gold over glaze on the eyes. These cat pendants can be found at Fancy in Seattle.
The Hippocats are an extension of the Hot Catz. The cats and the hippo live symbiotically.
|Hot Catz Olympics|
|Hot Catz on Mars|
|Hot Catz cup collection|
|Hot Cats cups in profile|
|The original Hot Cat... a drawing of my cat Lil'|