Catriona R. MacKenzie Glass

Welcome! My name is Catriona MacKenzie, and I am a designer/maker of contemporary modern glassware and jewellery (SEE PROFILE ABOVE)

I am also an experienced tutor of lampwork techniques and beginner bead-making classes.

I have a studio in Centrespace Studios, Leonard Lane, Bristol where I produce my contemporary jewellery. 

I run 3 hour one-to-one, and 5 hour two-to-one, Beadmaking classes where you will learn the skills necessary for:

- Working the glass hot in the flame

- Creating glass beads

- Surface decoration

There are many multi-storey car parks near my studio and is easy walking distance from Temple Meads train station and Bristol bus routes.

If you would like to purchase a class then you can contact me via email or telephone, or through my website.

Pick from :

10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm or 6pm - 9pm slots. 

I have dates available in by diary which we can discuss to pick a suitable time for you.



"I had a fab 3 hour glass bead making session with Cat this weekend. She was super patient and explained all the techniques to me really clearly. I have come away with new skills and inspired to try new ways of making lampwork beads." - Nicola, Devon.

"I had a glass bead making session with Cat as a gift from my husband. I love to try new ways of exploring my creativity and the session with Cat was a fascinating way of doing this. Never had I worked with glass before and it was mesmerising!  Cat is a great tutor and explains everything in a patient way which really helps to understand the basics right from the start. She also sits back and just lets you get on with it (under careful supervision) once you get a taste of how to do it which I loved. And you will never run out of ideas of what to try next with her experienced suggestions! Thanks again Cat! Definitely recommend." - Sofia, Bristol.

"I surprised my girlfriend with a birthday present of a trip to Bristol and a glass-bead making course with Cat, which was a fantastic experience I would definitely recommend to others! Right from the moment I contacted Cat asking about the content of the beginners course, how suitable it would be for us, which dates she was available etc. she was so friendly and accommodating. Cat is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced but also very patient and made it a thoroughly enjoyable day for both of us! The beads look amazing, but the experience itself surpassed all expectations. Thanks Cat!" - Matt, London.

"My better half bought me the bead-making for beginners tutorial and it was totally, totally brilliant! Cat is so unbelievably patient, even with utter novices like us (who are also on the clumsy side) - she knows just when to step in and help out, but really allows you your independence to put your individual stamp on whatever you want to create. Cat was the perfect teacher. More than worth a visit - cannot recommend highly enough!" - Laura, London.

"I attended Catriona's three hour taster course, this lady knows what she is talking about with her knowledge of glass. She is very patient with newbys like myself. She lets you work at your own pace, and you will guide you through the process giving you the confidence you need when attempting something new. Thanks Cat, i will be back." - John, Somerset.

Contact details

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