About me

Catriona's passion for glass and jewellery, came while studying for her Design and Applied Arts Degree at Edinburgh College of Art. She really enjoys the layering qualities that glass encourages and uses colour techniques and glass carving to create three-dimensional worlds within each form.

Catriona's work is created to be cheerful, bold and full of texture. She wants to uplift the viewer with her use of colour combinations and clean feminine shapes. Her inspirations come from the world around her, and the sanctuary she finds within certain environments - walking in the woods in her native Scotland, or sitting having a coffee next to the graffiti of Bristol. She likes the juxtaposition of these different themes and uses opposites throughout her work. This can evolve using contrasting colours/surface texture, or the use of light & obscuring of light. Opaque glass has always had importance in her creative development and likes the way it can look like ceramics until looking closer.

Skills

Brand / Logo Design, carving, designing, draghtmanship, drawing, engraving, glassblowing, jewellery, Jewelry Design, Management, Photography, Photoshop, Product Design, Sculpture, silversmithing, Staff Training, Teaching / Lecturing

Sector Experience

Arts, Catalogues & Brochures, Collectors & Auction Houses, Crafts, Creative Services, Design, Exhibitions, Fashion, Fine Art, Painting & Sculpture, Galleries & Studios, Interiors, Lighting, Manufacturing, Photography, Production, Restaurant / Cafè, Retail, Sales / Business Development, Social Network / Community, Wholesale

Awards

craft&design, Crafts Council Hothouse5

Trade Associations

bristol creatives, british lampworking, contemporary glass society, CraftsCouncilUK, heritage crafts association, scottish glass society

On the web
Contract
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time
Location
Barton Manor
Skill Level
Junior, Middleweight
Creativepool member since 1 August 2011