OUR STORY & PHILOSOPHY

FRITH Glassware is designed and created by female glassblower Catriona MacKenzie, who has been blowing glass for almost 20 years. 

The inspiration for her work are the colours, tactility and sanctuary found walking in the wilds of Scotland, were she is from, and these subtly appear within her contemporary glass pieces.

All the work is handblown by Catriona in glassblowing studios in the UK, and her base is in Bristol.

Frith is an anglo-saxon word meaning peace and security. It is the ethos of FRITH Glassware to create luxurious glass pieces that are a pleasure to own and a comfort to hold.

Catriona also creates Art Glass pieces which can be viewed at www.catmackglass.com 

WHERE TO FIND AND BUY MY WORK:

I will have a small number of pieces available to buy through my online shop at various points during the year. I also do seasonal exhibitions across the country with special pieces created for these events.  To find out more information, and when pieces will become available online join my mailing list, or follow me on Instagram for updates.

AT SELECTED GALLERIES AND SHOPS:

My work, and selected works of my art CatMacKGlass pieces, are available at the following:

 

MY STUDIO IN BRISTOL:

Visit my studio by appointment at:
Studio 16, Centrespace Studios, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA

Email me to make an appointment: catriona@frithglass.com

I am part of Centrespace Studios, a cooperative studio space, which isn't open to the public. We run events here once or twice a year, so do follow us on instagram

See where we are on the Contact page.

ABOUT CATRIONA R. MACKENZIE

Catriona would describe herself as a maker first - a skilled Craftswoman.  She finds a connecting in the process of making, and has spend 20 years honing her technique

She studied her BA (hons) at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2005 specialising in Hot Glass. While studying at ECA, she was chosen on merit to spend 6 months at Alfred University, NY State, USA in the Glass Department learning from very skilled makers in the US. This included spending time at Corning Glass Museum. After her degree, she attended the prestigious International Glass Centre, near Stourbridge to complete a 2 year Post-Graduate Diploma concentrating on the combining of Hot Glass and Cold Glass techniques. She graduated in to 2008 with 5 distinctions.

She has attended NORTHLANDS Glass School, Caithness, and worked with world class glassblowers - Simon Moore, Tobias Mohl and Janusz Pozniak.

Since then she has worked for glass artists, been a Glassblower and Manager of a very busy commercial glassblowing studio, trained glassblower in this environment and has taught in adult learning environments.

With her experience, and NC in Lampworking, Catriona teaches Beginner Bead-making classes from her studio in Bristol. If you are interested in a class then either email Catriona for more info or follow this link

frith
Glassware 

A:   Studio 16, Centrespace Studios

BRISTOL, BS1 1EA

E:  catriona@frithglass.com

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