Catriona Mackenzie 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 and has a passion for glass.
Her 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.
Catriona MacKenzie - Dance of Glass