Catriona is an Award-winning Glassblower based in the South West of England. Cat also uses her twin passions, silversmithing and lamp-worked glass to create contemporary jewellery. In 2005, she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a 2:1 honours degree, specialising in glass blowing and casting. While studying her degree she was chosen on merit to attend Alfred University, NY state to study Glassblowing and Molten Casting for six months. She then attended the International Glass Centre, in the West Midlands, where she earned five distinctions in blown and carved glass. She has also had the honour of attending masterclasses ran by Simon Moore, Janusz Pozniak and Tobias Mohl. Her work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the prestigious COLLECT exhibition. Since finishing her education, Catriona has worked with various glassblowers and has obtained skills throughout her medium. She has also trained various employees in her previous role as a studio manager, and has taught Glassblowing and Lampworked Glass. In 2013 she won the Craft & Design Magazine's Silver Award for Glass, and was a finalist in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, Catriona was chosen to receive business mentoring by the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme (hothouse 5). In 2016 R&A Collaborations made two films about Catriona's work. These can be viewed on vimeo - "Dance of Glass"and "Sparks" Catriona moved into her current studio space at Centrespace in October 2016, after being at Old Market Manor for 14 months. She creates her contemporary jewellery and teach beginners lampworking from her studio. She also teaching bigger groups at The Glass Hub, Wiltshire.