About Me

My practice is diverse.  I enjoy mixing media, learning new methods of working and importing, say, printmaking into ceramics or ceramics into printmaking.

Cathleen Sullivan

Location: Commack, NY


To create art, attend workshops, teach, mentor and exhibit.


Bachelor of Art 2020 (3.96 GPA)Associates

Degree Stenotype Academy, NYC 1994 (Court Reporter)

Associates Degree The Wood School, NYC 1983    (Admin. Secretary)

Five years at German-American School, Ridgewood, NY 1970’s

Art Experience/Workshops (4-5 days in length unless noted):


  • Wisconsin Artist/Author Rebecca Crowell workshop at Bennington College, VT; Oil and Cold Wax Medium, Techniques and Abstraction. 

  • Chicago Artist Jeff Hirst Workshop, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Collagraph Printmaking with Encaustics and R&F Pigments



  • Maine Artist Dietlind Vander Schaaf, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, Encaustic Workshop with Gold Leaf

  • California Artist Michael Shemchuk Workshop, Victoria, Canada, Abstraction by Design, working with large panels and totems, mixed media collage, reductive/additive and house paint and varnish


  • Online Workshop with Pamela Coughey, Art and Success:  Oil and Cold Wax

  • California Artist Susan Stover, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, NC, Exploring Materiality:  Fiber and Wax Intensive (encaustic)

  • Bill Shallaly, raku artist, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, New York (1 day)

  • Pittsburgh Artist Lorraine Glessner, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, Exploration of Encaustic Techniques

  • Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN



  • A Conversation About Color with Artist Lisa Pressman and Master Colorist Richard Frumes, owner/founder of R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, Color, Pigments, Encaustics, Oil and Cold Wax

  • Artist Laura Moriarty, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, Encaustic, Paper and Monotypes utilizing hotbox, torch and heat gun

  • Printmaker Dorothy Cochran Workshop, Encaustics and Yupo Paper, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY (3 days)

  • Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, David K. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 


  • Glaze chemistry workshop with Master Glaze Maker John Britt, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, SUNY Suffolk Seldon Campus (2 days)

  • Master Printmaker Dan Welden, Sag Harbor, NY, Solarplate Printing (1 day)

  • Member of the Ceramics Cone 6 Blogspot wherein Ceramic Artists gathered at the Gallery Lodge, Kenai, Alaska.  Each attendee brought their expertise and taught.  I taught a one-day closed vessel workshop.  During the workshop we built raku kilns and fired them


  • Ceramic Artist Bill van Guilder, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY,  

  • Ceramic Techniques on the wheel and handbuilding (2 days)


  • La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Tuscany, Italy. Handbuilding and specialized Obvara firings with US Artist Marcia Selsor, Terra Sigillata firings, and wheel demonstrations by La Meridiana’s founder, Pietro Madelena (over 2 weeks including visits to ceramic artist studios and museums in Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, Ravenna, etc.)


  • Multiple Ceramic and Raku Classes, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY


  • Commack Adult Education, Commack, NY, ceramics, teachers’ assistant, wheelwork, handbuilding.  (approx. 2 sessions per year)


  • Earth & Vessel Cooperative Pottery Studio, Bay Shore, NY.  Attended pottery wheel classes and open studios culminating in a strong foundation in ceramics



  • 10 by 10 = 100 Art Show & Sale at VSOP Projects, VSOP Gallery, Greenport, NY Exhibition, piece entitled “Amagansett” sold (December)

  • Mills Pond Gallery Member Artist Showcase “Dorian” Encaustic Painting (Oct 13—Dec. 2)

  • The Long Island Craft Guild 60th Anniversary Echoes Exhibit, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY.   Two pieces: “Fish School,” collage mixed media and “Alaskan Confluence,” raku piece          created and fired in Kenai, Alaska. (3/9—4/7)



  • Empire State College Art Show, Albany Hilton, NY.  Over ten pieces of artwork from solarplate prints, encaustic monotypes, mixed media and raku piece “Alaskan Confluence” on display for 3-day conference.


  • Holiday Harvest of Artists, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY “Amagansett” and “The Nude” Solarplate Prints


  • A Quotidian Life, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY.  “Ravens” Solarplate Print


  • Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY, Fourth Annual Print Parade


  • Patchogue Arts Council Festival, Arts on Terry, Students representing


  • LIU Post in Printmaking and Ceramics

  • Nature’s Wild Beauty:  Rainforest meets the Pacific, Solo Exhibition at SAL Gallery, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post.  A year of artwork combining ceramics, printmaking, photography and sculpture


  • LIU Post Sculpture Building, “Artichoke” print, Oct. ’16 – Feb. ‘17

  • $18,000/year Transfer, Merit and Art Scholarships, LIU Post, 2016-2019


  • Recipient of the LIU O’Malley Supply and Travel Grant, Spring 2017, for travel to Alaska August 2017 where I presented a pottery workshop in Kenai, Alaska, to a group of ceramic professionals from the US and Europe

Professional Experience
  • 1982-1994  Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant, NYC Law Firms


  • 1994-Pres.   Freelance Court Reporter



  • Member, Long Island Craft Guild


  • Member, Long Island Art League on and off to present


  • District-wide Chair, Disabilities Awareness Committee, Commack School District; co-author of grant to CVS Caremark (and granted) to sponsor programs at Sawmill Intermediate School (2011); oversight of district-wide programming of Arts-in-Education with full budgetary responsibility and reporting to the Board of Education


  • Chair, Wood Park Primary School Arts-in-Education; responsibility for selecting, booking, budgeting $26,000/year programming for 500, K-2 students.


  • Assisted in many PTA/Special Education PTA related volunteerism activities

Specialized Training

Thirty-five-hour course for parents with special needs children and attendance at multiple lectures by professionals in the educational and development field pertaining to students with special needs.  This training has led to a nurturing, patient and intuitive understanding of teaching and working with individuals with special needs.

Self-Directed Learning
  • Continue to learn to become adept at using Adobe Photoshop to enhance photographic images and apply them to work in ceramics, printmaking (i.e., solarplates, screenprints, mixed media).


  • Glaze chemistry research resulting in formulation of successful glazes and knowledge that has surpassed glazes crossing into mediums such as mixing oil paints with pigments, printmaking and encaustic paint formulation from mixing to milling.


  • Continue to build my website on the WIX platform