Glass artist and designer Cate Watkinson designs and makes unique pieces, ranging from decorative glass panels for private buildings, etched glass screens for offices, to street furniture and major public sculpture commissions. Cate trained in 3-D design, Glass with Ceramics. After leaving college Cate worked in Cambridge and the Channel Islands before returning to the north east to set up her architectural glass studio at Newcastle Arts Centre in 1988.
Landforms, the elements and the ever changing complexities of nature serve as the dominant influences behind my work. Observing the intricacies of the natural landscape I work with texture, pattern and light.I am interested in developing ideas around the sustainability agenda and continue to develop my work in a range of different materials.