Catriona R. MacKenzie (CatMacKGlass)
I specialise in hot glass techniques, cold work decoration and molten glass casting. I 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.
After graduating I then worked for other makers, while still making my own designs. I also went on to teach glassblowing techniques, before concentrated 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 throughout the UK.
I am a member of various organisations including the Heritage Crafts Association, Bristol Creatives, a-n and CGS.
In 2013 I wan the Craft&Design Selected Makers Silver Award for Glass, and became a finalist in 2014.
2015 holds an exciting new chapter for me after winning a place on the Craft Council's Hothouse5 mentorship programme.
Please be in touch if you have any queries.
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.