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Catherine is a contemporary applied artist, specialising in kiln fused glass and sandblasting. She comes from a small rural village in Hertfordshire. Her work is inspired by the love for her home, and the natural landscape around her.
She fuses multiple layers of hand drawn images on to glass and etches into the surface, experimenting with the transparency and clarity of vision. She enjoys manipulating the surface qualities of glass, by using etching techniques, to accentuate features and establish more texture and depth within her work. Catherine creates glass for interiors, integrating the beauty of the landscape within the home; from small personalised etched pieces, to larger fused glass panels.
The Scottish Glass Society is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to champion the work of glass artists in Scotland. It is one of the oldest Glass Society's in Britain. It is a membership organisation of glassmakers, collectors, historians and enthusiasts, which has been in existence for over twenty-eight years. The Society holds meetings to encourage communication between makers and others interested in glass.
My semi-abstract arrangements explore light, colour and form and in a structural and spacial environment. Although geometric in appearance they are derived from the real world and incorporate architectural elements: roofs, eves, quoins and corners. I am contrasting reflected and absorbed light, sometimes the transmitted light of stained glass windows, exploring bright and dark spaces, the internal, the external, the steep and the flat. The relationship between dual panels is important, the rhythm and balance, and the synchronism or counterpoint that plays on the eye.
I am a Glass Caster from Canada. My work is inspired by patterns of connection between the natural and human worlds. Metaphors and surreal imagery lead to the development of my three-dimensional forms. In my practice I express themes of duality and transformation in a purposefully fluid way, with the use of Gaffer Crystal Glass. I have a BA in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and a BFA in Glass and Ceramics from the University of Sunderland in the UK. I now work from my studio in Nelson, British Columbia