Rick Steingress & Cat Wondergem

Cat loves the process of creating something beautiful.  She has worked with various mediums in her life including glass, fine metals, pewter metal, and paint.  Gyotaku, or fish printing, seemed like a natural choice for pursuing that creativity while living in the lovely Low Country of coastal South Carolina.  She likes both the uniqueness of each fish’s form and the challenge each one presents in printing.

In her spare time, Cat Wondergem enjoys getting extremely dirty in her garden (which is in her front yard, oh my).  She also spends many hours playing with and pampering her four crazy critters.

Rick began fishing the pristine lakes of central Maine at the age of five.  After careers as a chair maker and metalsmith he moved from the mountains of western North Carolina to the Low Country of South Carolina and began exploring a longtime interest in the Japanese art of Gyotaku.

He lives in an historic seaport town on the coast with his talented partner in life and art, Catherine, as well as three dogs and one “hellish” cat.  He has come to enjoy creating colorful Gyotaku, or fish prints almost as much as catching fish.  Almost.