Catriona R MacKenzie
I specialise in hot glass techniques, cold work decoration and molten glass casting. Was awarded my 2:1 BA(Hons) Design and Applied Arts from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005.
While I was studying at the ECA I was chosen on merit to attend Alfred University, New York State as an exchange student. After completing my degree I studied postgraduate course at the International Glass Centre, West Midlands where I was awarded 5 distinctions.
I then got a job in a glass studio in gloustershire, working as an assistant and maker, while also making my own glass work. I progressed to Studio Manager in the 3 years I was there before leaving to concentrate on my own professional development.
I am now based in Bristol area, and have incorporated silversmithing back into my list of skills, by developing ranges of silver and glass jewellery.. I sell a wide range of work online and in various galleries. My Facebook/Twitter/Etsy and Website are constantly updated. Please be in touch if you have any queries.
I am interested in the joining of materials and incorporate glass with my metalworking and silversmithing skills. I am currently working on ranges of glass and silver jewellery.
The themes and appearances involved in my work are forever evolving. However, my underlying style tends to be quite graphic with a love of layering and colour. My most recent work is inspired by light, and the joy glass gives by using it. I love combining opaque glass (which looks like ceramics) and transparent glass to delight and surprise.