In 1973, while still a student at The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Cathy created Ceramic Design. Ceramic Design was immediately commissioned to create a hand made tile floor for a Boston South End brownstone, belonging to Kahlil Gibran. It was her first floor and the first large commission for Cathy and her company.
In the early years, Cathy – both a tile person and a potter, developed and looked for customers and new markets. She saw an opportunity to emphasize pottery with a theme that often followed cookware – so she created a company and brand for her pottery; Gersonware. Active and busy right through 2010, Gersonware was pottery (with recipes) sold wholesale to stores and galleries throughout the United States.
In 1993, Cathy started Cathy Gerson Studios as an evolution of her original companies, Ceramic Design and Gersonware. After about 20 years, “Ceramic Design” had become a name used by others (including Cathy), but Cathy Gerson Studios is a unique name. Cathy Gerson Studios also emphasized tile art – Totems, Architectural, Corporate and now – Classic Cars, motorcycles – and other reproductions.
Cathy and her studio relocated to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2013 – and this change sparked the Classic series. Many Classics are cars but Cathy has also done a bicycle, and a motorcycle. Today Cathy Gerson Studios is focused on her passion for tiles at the new studio that is located in a former T-Shirt Factory, next to a peaceful creek. Inspiration for new Totems and tile creations.