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About Catriona R MacKenzie Glass

Catriona is an Award-winning Glassblower and Glasscutter 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 wan funding towards 2 separate masterclasses at Northland run 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, at London Glassblowing and in galleries throughout the UK and abroad. 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, moving into a large space there in 2017. She creates her contemporary jewellery and teach beginners lampworking from her studio. She also teaching bigger groups at various institutions.

Further Info

Specialised in
Glassblowing Glasscutting - lathe, sandblasting, engraving Lampworking - soft and boro Jewellery Design Jewellery Production Photography
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Yes
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Contact

FRITH Glassware & Catriona R MacKenzie Jewellery
Centrespace studios, Studio 16
6 Leonard Lane
Bristol
BS1 1EA
GB

Medium Lamella Amber Vessel

BEAUTIFUL HANDBLOWN VESSEL WITH “TEXTURAL” PATTERN ON THE EXTERIOR. THERE ARE 4 COLOURS USED TO CREATE THE FINISHED PIECE WHICH ARE ALL APPLIED HOT, EITHER IN THE FORM OF A THIN LAYER OR A DRIZZLED TRAIL.

THESE PIECES ARE AN EXPLORATION INTO THE CONCEPT OF SANCTUARY, ESPECIALLY THE SANCTUARY I FEEL IN WOODLAND. THE PATTERNS ARE INSPIRED BY THE GILLS OF MUSHROOMS – LAMELLAE- WHICH I MIGHT FIND AS I EXPLORE THE NATURAL SPACE I AM IN.

THE COLOURS I USE TEND TO BE WHAT CALLS TO ME AT THE TIME, BUT I DO THINK THAT COLOUR CAN HAVE A POSITIVE AFFECT ON THE EMOTIONS THAT SOMEONE IS FEELING, SO I DO TEND TO TRY AND USE A BRIGHTER COLOUR PALETTE.

THIS PIECE IS A HIGHLY UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECE OF ART GLASS.