Humboldt Magic Makers, Ep. 7
Meet Cate Be, an eight-year resident of Humboldt and artist with many mediums. As the creative spirit behind CBeCeramics, you'll find her working primarily with porcelain and stoneware, creating high-fire functional ceramics. Read on to discover more about our September Magic Maker...
What inspires you?
The natural world. The stars, moon, and planetary influence. When people come together for a common goal. Love.
How has the natural landscape of Humboldt influenced your work?
I graduated from HSU with a degree in ecological restoration, so many of the motifs I carve are inspired by the different natural resources and wildlife -- like the redwoods, salmon, native plants, wild mushrooms, the ocean, and the hills. In the fall, I work on my mushroom series and not only draw the mushroom to species, but share the binomial on the backside so that the person is learning as well.
OPENNESS & ACCEPTANCE
of being a cannabis user in this county has made me feel less anxious and, in turn, allows me to work better.
How has the culture of Humboldt influenced your work?
I’d say the openness and acceptance of being a cannabis user in this county has made me feel less anxious and, in turn, allows me to work better.
What are your favorite products and how/when do you use them?
I love to use sativa flower in the morning, hybrid during the day, and indica at night. I also use THC/CBD bath-bombs. They are relaxing AF, smell so good, and make ME feel good overall. It could be the botanicals, it could be the embedded crystal, it could be the essential oils, but it’s good (by Lifeflowercare)!
WHEN I USE CANNABIS
it allows me to unwind and let the energies flow and tap into my creative side.
How does cannabis affect your creative process?
I love the way it just mellows me the fuck out. Lol, seriously. I’m not a recreational user, I’m a medical user; I need the weed. I am generally anxious and upright on the real, and when I use cannabis it allows me to unwind and let the energies flow and tap into my creative side.
How has the cannabis industry in Humboldt County affected/contributed to your career as an artist/creative?
The cannabis industry in this county has contributed to my ease of access to the product, which in turn allows me to work with ease. I use cannabis every day, so when I’m creating I’m usually high. I love being able to use and create functional art; especially functional art that is pro-cannabis. I make several styles of smoking ritual tools at my home studio in Humboldt County, and people from all over the world have ordered from my shop on Etsy.