cambridge contemporary art

Catriona MacKenzie

Catriona's passion for glass, came while studying for her Design and Applied Arts Degree at Edinburgh College of Art.  She really enjoys the layering qualities that glassblowing 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 from a contrasting colour or surface texture, to the use of light and obscuring of light. Opaque glass has always had importance in her creative development and likes the way it can look like ceramics.

 "By using opaque coloured glass I can convince the viewer that they are looking at a piece of glazed porcelain. Only when they realise that the interior of the piece is transparent, does the material reveal itself to be blown glass. I like carving through the layer of opaque colour to create these "windows" into the interior world within"

  Catriona would describe herself as a maker first - a skilled Craftswoman. She likes the process of making, and has spent the last 15 years honing her technique. She has studied at Alfred University, NY State, USA and has completed a 2 year Post-graduate diploma from the International Glass Centre, West Midlands. She has worked for other makers and taught in various institutions.

 

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £240 - £674.


Small Lamella Vessel 22cm x 16cm x 16cm £240

Small Lamella Vessel

22cm x 16cm x 16cm

£240

Medium Lamella Vases Orange and Steel Blue 19cm x 19cm x 17cm Amber and Reds 21cm x 19cm x 17cm £305

Medium Lamella Vases

Orange and Steel Blue 19cm x 19cm x 17cm

Amber and Reds 21cm x 19cm x 17cm

£305

Large Lamella Vessel 36cm x 17cm x 17cm £674  

Large Lamella Vessel

36cm x 17cm x 17cm

£674
 

 

Available on request:

Drizzle Vases

glass

Drizzle Vase Amber

glass

Drizzle Tealight Holders

glass

Small Lamella Vessel 22cm x 16cm x 16cm £240

Small Lamella Vessel

22cm x 16cm x 16cm

£240

Cylinder Lamella Vessels 27cm x 12cm x 12cm £414

Cylinder Lamella Vessels

27cm x 12cm x 12cm

£414

 
 

Drizzle Vase Teal

glass

 

 

 

Drizzle Vases

glass

Drizzle Tealight Holder

glass

Drizzle Tealight Holder

glass

Medium Lamella Vase 19cm x 19cm x 17cm £305

Medium Lamella Vase

19cm x 19cm x 17cm

£305

Cylinder Lamella Vessels  Reds 27cm x 16cm x 14cm Blues 27cm x 12cm x 12cm Greens 28cm x 13cm x 14cm £414 each

Cylinder Lamella Vessels 

Reds 27cm x 16cm x 14cm

Blues 27cm x 12cm x 12cm

Greens 28cm x 13cm x 14cm

£414 each

Large Lamella Vessel 32cm x 23cm x 13cm £674

Large Lamella Vessel

32cm x 23cm x 13cm

£674

 

 

Drizzle Vases

glass

Drizzle Vase Olive

glass

Drizzle Tealight Holders

glass