Author's details

Name: Catherine Cheek
Date registered: August 10, 2007
URL: http://www.coopdegrace.com


Catherine "Kater" Cheek is a writer and artist.

Latest posts

  1. Book Review: Empire of Ivory — December 3, 2017
  2. Book Review: Black Powder War — December 3, 2017
  3. Book Review: What Doesn’t Kill Us — December 1, 2017
  4. Book Review: The Nature Fix — November 15, 2017
  5. Book Review: The Index Card — November 9, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. “Emily’s Fifth Birthday” and “Alternative Medicine” — 16 comments
  2. Seeing Things, Part 1: The Big Idea — 10 comments
  3. Seeing Things, Part 8: First cover mockups — 10 comments
  4. Seeing Things, Part 11: paper books and cover design fallout — 9 comments
  5. First Stained Glass Panel — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 10

Colorful Face Shrine

color face shrines

  I wanted to make some shrines using altoids tins filled with clear epoxy resin. My kid’s school had an art show where the kids made little dioramas and glass jars filled with layered images and resin, and I’d been mulling it over for a while. I knew I wanted to do some kind of …

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Dec 05

Spoon Rest With Key Impression


The sprig I’d originally intended for this spoon rest/soap dish/curved tile/sushi tray piece broke when I was removing it from the sprig mold, so instead, I used a key to make an impression in the wet clay. It wasn’t my favorite, so I used caramel glaze (which always turns out interesting) to conceal its lack …

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Dec 04

Alternate Susan– Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-One   (Wait! Wait! I want to start at the beginning! Go here)     “Knock knock,” I said, since Maggie’s door was open and the screen was too flimsy to take a couple of taps. “Go away,” my mom replied. “I need your help with something,” I said, pushing the door open. My …

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Dec 02

Keyhole Sprig Mug 3


  This is another of the sprig mugs I made this summer, and it, too, has small glaze flaws on the inside which make it less than perfect. I will likely give it to one of the nice volunteers who copyedited my latest novel, Changer’s Turf, which should be out next month.

Nov 28

Morning Glory Number Plaque Tile Mosaic


This is as project I did this summer as a gift for a couple of people I like very much. I used the glass tiles that they had bought for a kitchen remodel. They gave me the leftovers to use in one of my tile projects, and now I’m giving them back. I chose the …

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