Catherine Ralph

With over three decades dedicated to socially engaged practice in the arts, Cath Ralph is a seasoned advocate for community-driven creativity and cultural enrichment. Armed with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Participatory Arts and a Master’s Degree in Artist Practice, their journey has been marked by an unwavering commitment to harnessing the power of art for social change. Rooted in a deep-seated love for the history and heritage of Stoke-on-Trent, Cath’s passion for ceramics extends far beyond artistic expression.

At the heart of Cath’s practice is their role as one of the lead artists for the Recast programme within the British Ceramics Biennial. This highly celebrated initiative focuses on empowering individuals in recovery from addiction through the transformative medium of ceramics. The approach supports personal development, empowerment, and community building. It demonstrates the profound potential of art as a catalyst for personal and social change.

Cath has a diverse portfolio spanning senior management roles in the arts, spearheading capital and building projects for cultural and heritage venues. Their multidisciplinary artistic practice reflects a rich tapestry of creativity, weaving together elements of visual art, performance, and community engagement.