Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 In The Field (Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart)

Coastal : Botanical (Narek Gallery, Bermagui NSW)

2018         Inflorescence (Sabbia Gallery, Sydney)

a visit to the river (Beaver Galleries, Canberra)

2016          On the Nature of Things (Sabbia Gallery, Sydney)

                    From the Red Heart (with Sharon Field at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra)

2015          Wonder & Loss (Narek Galleries, Tanja NSW)

                    From the Landscape (with Neville French, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney)

        Islands & Corridors (PhD graduation exhibition, School of Art Gallery Australian National University, Canberra)

2014          The Arid Zone (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Crucible Showcase, Canberra)

2013          Painting the Hills of Canberra (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery, Canberra)

2012          Canberra Bells and Ginninderra Peppercress (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Crucible Showcase)

2005         Thermocouple (with Chris Harford at Watson Arts Centre Gallery, Canberra)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Endemic Earth (Kingston Council Gallery, Tasmania)

Drawings - Ceramic Masters 2019 (Sabbia Gallery, Sydney)

2018       Wild: Flora and Fauna in Australian Art, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW

Cultivate: inspired by nature (Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW)

                 Something Blue - Ceramic Masters (Sabbia Gallery, Sydney)

                 Celebration: 20 years of collecting visual art at CMaG (Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra)

2017       Clunes Ceramic Award (Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes Victoria)

                 Lines of Site: finding the sublime in Canberra (M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT)

                 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize (Ravenswood School, Gordon, NSW)

                 Naturally Yours (School of Art & Design Gallery, ANU, Canberra)

                 Artist-in-Residence: arts, heritage and the environment 10 Year anniversary celebration (CraftACT, Canberra)

      Inaugural Klytie Pate Award (Mansfield Glass and Art incorporating Ceramics, Mansfield, Victoria)

                 Vice-Chancellor's College Artist Fellows Scheme (School of Art Foyer Gallery, ANU, Canberra)

2016       Small Works 2016 (Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT)

      Delicate Touch V (Narek Galleries, Tanja NSW)

                 Doug Alexander (Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra)

                 Citizens of Craft (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre)

                  Ignition Awards 2016 (Maroochy Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, QLD)

                 Bush Capital: the natural history of the ACT (Canberra Museum and Gallery)

      2016 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards (Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, QLD)

2015        2015 Clunes Ceramic Award (Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes, Victoria)

                  A Potted History of Canberra Region Ceramics (Canberra Museum and Gallery)

                  Stomping Ground (ACT Legislative Assembly Gallery, Canberra)

                  Surround/s (Watson Arts Centre, Canberra)

                  2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale Presenters Exhibition (School of Art Gallery, ANU, Canberra)

                  Belonging (School of Art Foyer Gallery, ANU, Canberra)

2014         The Course of Objects (Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney)

                  Art and Environment in a Suitcase Exhibition (ANU travelling exhibition, Canberra)

                  Contemporary Porcelain (Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney)

2013         Inhabit (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery, Canberra)

                  Bega Country Show (Bega Art Gallery and Museum, Bega)

2012         Signature (CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery, Canberra)

2011         Material Matters (School of Art Gallery ANU, Canberra)

2010         Graduating Students Exhibition (Master of Visual Arts, School of Art Gallery ANU)

2006         Impact (Watling Galleries, Brisbane)


Gallery Representation

Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Sydney


Beaver Galleries, Deakin, Canberra


Selected Awards and Grants

2018 Open Award, Ignition Awards for Ceramic Excellence, Nambour, QLD

Capital Arts Patron’s Organisation Funding

2017        Highly Commended (2017 Clunes Ceramic Award)

                 People's Choice Award (Inaugural Klytie Pate Award)

                  ACT Arts Fund, Project Funding

2016        300g Award (Ignition Awards 2016)

                 Scott Brickworks Aquisitive Award (2016 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Award)

      Walker Ceramic Award (Canberra Potters' Society Annual Exhibition)

2011-15      Australian Postgraduate Award

2015         Walker Ceramics and People's Choice Awards (Canberra Potters' Society Annual Exhibition)

2013         CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre Award (Canberra Potters’ Society Annual Exhibition)

2012         Doug Alexander Award (Canberra Potters’ Society Annual Exhibition)

2009         ANU School of Art Nelson Nichols Scholarship in Ceramics

2009-10    Tertiary Student Award (Canberra Potters’ Society Annual Exhibition)

2002         Walker Ceramics Award (Canberra Potters’ Society Annual Exhibition)

Institutional Collections

Parliament House Art Collection, Manly Art Gallery and Museum,  Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection, Canberra Centenary Time Capsule, University of Wollongong Art Collection, Research School of Biology (Australian National University)

Academic History

2011-15     Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Ceramics workshop in the School of Art, Australian National University

                 An Australian Botanical Narrative: a practice-led enquiry into representations of Australian flora on the ceramic vessel

                 as an expression of environmental culture (awarded 15 December 2015)

2010        Master of Visual Arts (Ceramics), Australian National University

1985        Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney


2018        Fremantle Arts Centre

                 Art of the Threatened Species (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Orana Arts)  

2016        Vice-Chancellor's College Artist Fellows Scheme, Australian National University (Research School of Biology)

                  CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre (National Arboretum Canberra and Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage, October)

                  Bundanon Trust, Illaroo, NSW (December)

Selected Publications

2018         My Garden Path, Gardening Australia, ABC TV (Series 29/07 March 14, 2018)

A Place for Plants, Meredith Hinchliffe, Journal of Australian Ceramics, 57/2

                  Cousins, Kerry-Anne. Ceramic evocation of a coastal scene, Canberra Times 22 February 2018, p 18

                  Hinchliffe, Meredith. Franzi's ceramics burst with confidence after river visit, 26 February 2018

2017        Choi, Sukjin, 'Cathy Franzi', Korean Ceramics Monthly Vol. 258

2015        Franzi, C., 'An Australian Botanical Narrative', Journal of Australian Ceramics 55/2

2014         Franzi, C., ‘Botanical Ceramics', Ceramics Ireland 32, pp12-14

                  Franzi, C., ‘Art and Environment in a Suitcase Exhibition’, Seed Broadcast Journal, USA, p12

2013         Franzi, C., ‘Ceramics and The Australian Botanical Narrative’, Journal of Australian Ceramics 52/3, pp38-44

2011         Franzi, C., ‘Two Communities – the Language of Clay’, Journal of Australian Ceramics 50/3, pp76-77

2006         Gallery section, Journal of Australian Ceramics 45/1, p81

2005         Franzi, C., ‘President Profile’, Journal of Australian Ceramics 44/1, p6

                  Franzi, C., ‘Society Profile’, Journal of Australian Ceramics 44/1, pp7-9

1996         Franzi, C., ‘Time for Tea’, Pottery in Australia 35/4, pp36-37

                  Franzi, C., ‘Chris Harford’, Pottery in Australia 35/4, pp40-41

                  Franzi, C. and Harford, C., ‘Potting in Thailand’, Ceramic Review 157, pp32-34