CatMacKGlass - Catriona R MacKenzie

My name is Cat MacKenzie and I am a Glassblower and Jeweller based here in Bristol.  I create ranges of Contemporary Glassware, Sculptural Blown work and modern jewellery pieces.

I like to play with the glass and the layering properties it encourages.  By playing with layers of colour, pattern and surface carving, I produce tactile pieces of glass.  I employ hot glass techniques and cold worked decoration in order to achieve this.

I love the idea of opposites.  This consists of the development of form; colour; transparency; pattern and texture. I am also interested in the concept that touch is comforting, and I tend to choose texturised vibrant colour combinations that attract the eye and lift the heart. One of the great qualities of glass is transparency. By the juxtaposition of clear and layers of colour I am able to create 3D spaces within each form. The external carving creates a window into the inner worlds I create in each piece.

I have taken this style and moved it into my jewellery pieces.  I work mostly in Sterling SIlver and Brass to create cntemporary, fresh glass jewellery pieces.  I like using the glass as componants of colour in amongst the metalwork, and work the glass in my torch.

In 2013 I was honoured in winning the Craft&Design Magazine's Maker Silver Award for Glass, and was a finalist in 2014.

I am currently going through the Crafts Council UK's Hothouse5 Mentorship programme.  You can view my profile on their website via:


If you are interested in learning beinginners Lampworking please email me for more details. A three hour one-to-one lesson costs £70.

Please be in touch with any queries.


Telephone: 07891702714






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Studio 16, Centrespace Studios
6 Leonard Lane
Bristol BS1 1EA
Phone: 07891702714
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