Catherine Benoit

Glass blowing, glass paste Austin, Québec, Canada

Born in 1978, Catherine Benoit is a native of the Eastern Townships and from early childhood she demonstrated many artistic talents. At eight years old she discovered the profession of glass blowing and her interest in this medium is evident. Throughout her school career, she focused primarily on the arts and after exploring several different mediums as part of a D.E.C. in Art at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, she left for Montréal, where in 2002, she graduated from the Center des Métiers du Verre du Québec. Her works are inspired by her travels and reflect her second passion: dance. The flamboyant colors of the costumes and the sensual curves of the dancers are reflected in her artistic vocabulary. Her creations exude, just like her, a fiery passion and joie de vivre!
After participating for 6 consecutive years in the Circuit des Arts Memphrémagog (2003 to 2008), Catherine Benoit returned in 2011 till present.