Catherine Lewis

Catherine Lewis (cat) is an artist and botanical colour specialist, making dyes, inks and prints; she was born and grew up in South Wales, then trained in textiles at Chelsea College of Art and completed a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Wales in Swansea in 2010.

She’s been refining and sharing her knowledge of textiles and colour for over twenty years. She’s now focused on making things less harmful, less wasteful, longer lasting and more local for her Colourfield brand, which runs alongside her more personal fine art practice in which she works with communities and landscapes.

She collaborates with varied clients such as fashion designers, stylists and merchandisers, artists, tv/film art and costume departments, to realise their colour and pattern wishes, as well as designing and making custom pieces for private clients.

Botanical colours made by alchemical processes, using ancient techniques and gathered materials, are transformed from the everyday and recycled into a wondrous physical memory of nature’s bounty.

cat teaching ink making to year 8 pupils
cat teaching indigo dyeing