After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Nantes and specialising in animation at the Gobelins School of the Image in Paris, C. Griffaton devoted herself to her first career for over 30 years. Over the last ten years or so, ceramics has supplanted drawing for her. Catherine still tells stories but using shape, in stoneware and/or porcelain. Her characters have generous and expressive shapes. Paintings and jewels complement her creativity, allowing her to rediscover spontaneous gestures as a painter of abstract and colourful compositions. She fires her work in electric kilns and occasionally in wood-fired kilns.