Catherine is the brainchild of cmglassdesigns, a line of functional and decorative kilnformed glass objects for the home. Contrast is a recurring theme throughout Catherine’s work: through bold and vibrant colour combinations, mixed patterns and the exploration of texture on a smooth glass surface. Light also plays a key part in this pursuit of contrast as opaque and transparent glass is carefully juxtaposed, allowing for exciting light effects and depth throughout the object. Catherine loves experimenting with the medium and is particularly fascinated by the vessel form achieved with the drop-out technique. She has also started exploring movement and flow through the use of bespoke slumping moulds to create unique sculptural shapes. Glass bending is also an area which Catherine would like to develop further. Achieving more organic and curved shapes without the constraints of moulds is exciting! Catherine enjoys the more scientific approach to such work when the outcome depends on controlling temperature, gravity and time as well as carefully monitoring the process.