Watkinson Glass Associates




DATE OF BIRTH:           3.1.64

PLACE OF BIRTH:         Leeds, UK


1983-1986                  Sunderland Polytechnic.

B.A. (Hons) 3D Design Degree (Glass with Ceramics)

1982-1983                  Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds. Foundation Course


2009                             Artomatic Washington DC, USA

Cohesion Show, Zest Gallery, London

2008                             ‘Glass 3’, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA

2007                           Showcase, British Embassy, Dubai

2006-07                     ‘Install’ Saltwell Park, Gateshead.

‘Wild Flow’ Art O Nivo Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2005                           ‘Shaping Light 2’ Architectural Glass Show, Tea Building, London.

2004                           ‘Blast’ The Gallery in Cork Street, London.


2011                       Northumbria Police HQ, North Tyneside. Glass and steel sculpture

2009                      Sunderland Riverside. Public seating designed with solar cells and LED lights.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Lady Chapel windows

2008                      Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead. Public seating designed in collaboration with Dr Vanessa Cutler

Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle. Glazing scheme for extension to church.

Durham Primary Health Care Trust. Glass and steel sculpture for John Snow House, Durham.

2007                     Civic Centre, Gateshead. Glass seat.

2006                     St. Martin’s Centre, Byker. Chapel screen

Lime Square, Newcastle. Glass, steel and light sculpture.

Morpeth, All Saints School. Glass panels for new entrance hall

2005                     Newcastle Quayside, Trinity Square,Dickinson Dees Offices, reception desk and screens

A & E Dept. Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. Decorative glass panels.

Teams, Gateshead. Memorial window, St. Aidan’s School.

Newcastle Quayside. St. Ann’s Church. Stone and glass seats

2004                     MetroCentre, Gateshead. Glass and stainless steel sculpture.

Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s, Newcastle. Memorial stained glass window.

Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Sandstone and glass seat.

2003                     St. Andrew’s Church, Dalton le Dale. Stained glass window.

St.Clare’s Convent, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Fused glass windows and sanctuary light.

2002                     HSBC, Newcastle City Centre Branch. Glass sculpture.

Newcastle City Centre. Glass, steel and granite public seating.

Port of Tyne, Navigation House. Decorative glass window.

2001                     Doxford International Business Park. Reg Vardy plc Headquarters.

Barrow in Furness. Decorative screens, housing redevelopment.

Sunderland Royal Hospital, Paediatric Dept.Series of st.gl. panels.

Newcastle International Airport. Arrivals Hall, glass screen.

2000                    Newcastle Quayside Sailors’ Bethel. Etched glass canopy. 

Arts Council NE, Newcastle. Stainless steel and glass board room table.

Holy Saviour Church, Milbourne, nr. Belsay. West window.

Newcastle Ethel St. Surgery, Benwell. Stained glass panels.

1999                      Gateshead St. Augustine’s R.C.Church. Rose window.

Doxford International Business Park. Glass and metal sculpture.

1997                     Hull. St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church. Series of st.gl. windows.

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria. Cartmel and Grange Crescent, Sandblasted panels for housing redevelopment.

1996                      South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough Cardio Thoracic Unit. Designing and making a series of panels

Sunderland, St. Anne’s R.C.Church, Pennywell. Stained glass panel.

Newcastle Quayside, Sandgate Steps. Designing and making glazing schemes for architectural lighthouse features.

1995                      Newcastle Quayside, Off Shore 44. Stained glass windows.

1994                      Ashington, St. Mary the Virgin Church. Stained glass window.

1992                      Kendal, Westmorland County Hospital. Panels designed and made in collaboration with Mike Davis.

1991                      Kendal, Westmorland County Hospital. Stained glass screen designed and made in collaboration with Mike Davis.

1990                      Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Stained glass screen designed and made in collaboration with Mike Davis.

1990                      Gateshead. Residency, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

1989                      Billingham International Folklore Festival. Artist in residence.

1988                      Newcastle. St.Nicholas’ Hospital, Gosforth. Designing and making a stained glass window with the clients.

1988-                    Numerous private commissions.


2006-                   Sunderland University, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Glass (part time)

2003-05             Northumbria University, Cultural Management Unit, workshop tutor

2000-04             Durham University Business School, workshop tutor

1998-1999/2002-04         Durham University Business School, Graduate Mentor

1997                      Central St. Martin’s College of Art, London. Visiting Lecturer

1996                      University of North Staffordshire. Visiting Lecturer

1994                      University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, Finland. Exchange Lecturer

1993-99               Evening class teaching, Gosforth Adult Association

1992-05               Sunderland University. Visiting Lecturer


2003                     Cultural Business Venture Grant Award

2002                     Best Cultural and Creative Business. Runner up. NE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2002

2001                     Awarded place in Northern Arts Mentoring Scheme

1996                      Northern Arts In Country Training Grant.

1990                      Northern Arts Travel and Training Grant. Research visit to Iceland.

1989                      Northern Arts Craft Award.

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