WATKINSON GLASS ASSOCIATES
DR CATE WATKINSON
DATE OF BIRTH: 3.1.64
PLACE OF BIRTH: Leeds
2011-13 University of Sunderland
PhD By Existing Published or Created Works
1983-1986 Sunderland Polytechnic.
B.A. (Hons) 3D Design Degree (Glass with Ceramics)
1982-1983 Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds.
2018 ‘Embodied Light’ JCR Gallery, Pembroke College Oxford
2017-18 ‘Illuminating Colour’ National Glass Centre. Joint show with Colin Rennie
2013 ‘Developments in Architectural Glass’. Solo show.
Research Gallery, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Contemporary Applied Art Gallery, London
Art Shanghai, New Glass Art Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Glass and Clay Exhibition, Washington DC
2012 ‘Blast’ Zest Gallery, London
2009-10 ‘Pairings’ Travelling exhibition around UK galleries.
2009 ‘Artomatic’ Washington DC, USA
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
‘Shaping Light’ Architectural Glass Show, Tea Building, London.
2003 ‘Blast’ The Gallery in Cork Street, London.
2002 ‘Shorelines’ Solo Show, Customs House, South Shields.
2001 ‘Northern Glass’ Darlington Arts Centre.
2000 National Glass Centre, Sunderland.
1997 Solo Show, Cochrane Theatre, Foyer Gallery, London.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:
2016 Silverlink Point North Tyneside. Stainless steel sculpture designed in collaboration with Colin Rennie
Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. Glass sculpture designed in collaboration with Vanessa Cutler
2015 Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington, External Sculpture. Designed in collaboration with Colin Rennie
2014 Teesside Hospice, Middlesbrough. Decorative glass panels.
2013 Holy Trinity, Boar Lane, Leeds City Centre. Printed glass sculpture.
St Benedict’s Hospice, Sunderland. Wall piece for foyer, signage and decorative conservatory windows.
2011 Northumbria Police HQ, North Tyneside. Glass and steel sculpture.
2009 Public seating designed with solar cells and LED lights.
2008 Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead. Public seating designed in collaboration with Dr Vanessa Cutler
Durham Primary Health Care Trust. Glass and steel sculpture for John Snow House, Durham.
2007 Civic Centre, Gateshead. Glass seat.
2006 Lime Square, Newcastle. Glass, steel and light sculpture.
All Saints School, Morpeth. 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.
Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Sandstone and glass seat.
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. Decorative balustrades, reception and dining room screens.
Barrow in Furness. Decorative screens, housing redevelopment.
Sunderland Royal Hospital, Paediatric Dept. Series of st.gl. panels.
Newcastle Airport Arrivals Hall, glass screen.
2018 St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Memorial windows
2013-18 St Mary’s, Holywell, North Tyneside. Hughes Memorial and Bullock Memorial windows and WW1 Commemorative window.
2012 St Albans, Earsdon, North Tyneside. Stained glass windows
2011 St Pauls, Seaton Sluice, North Tyneside. Decorative glazing scheme for the church.
2009 St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Lady Chapel windows
2008 Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle. Glazing scheme for an extension to the church.
2006 St Martin’s Centre, Byker. Decorative windows and chapel screen
2004 Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s, Newcastle. Memorial window.
2003 S. Andrew’s, Dalton le Dale. Stained glass window.
St Clare’s Convent, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Portiuncular glazing scheme and sanctuary light.
2000 Holy Saviour, Milbourne, nr. Belsay. West window.
1999 S. Augustine’s R.C.Church. Gateshead. Rose window.
1997 St Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Hull. Series of windows.
1996 St Anne’s R.C.Church, Pennywell, Sunderland. West window
1994 St Mary the Virgin, Ashington. Stained glass window.
1992 St Bede the Venerable, Sunderland. Jesus Chapel window
Numerous restorations undertaken including restoration and repair of the Rose Window Durham Cathedral.
2016 Fellow of Higher Education Academy
2015 TA at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA
2006- University of Sunderland, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Glass
2003-05 Northumbria University, Cultural Management Unit, Workshop Leader
2000-04 Durham University Business School, Workshop Leader
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
1992-05 Sunderland University. Visiting Lecturer
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
2019 ‘Beyond Belief’ presentation. Napa Lighted Festival, California, USA.
2018 Ordered Universe Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin
‘Science Imagination and Wonder’ Conference Pembroke College Oxford
2017 ‘In Art Thy Story’ Conference, Robinson College, Cambridge. Session chair.
Taking a Leap, Northlands Creative Glass Conference, Lybster, Scotland
2015 Society of Glass Technologists Conference, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
American Glass Guild Conference, Washington DC, USA
2014 Society of Glass Technologists Conference University of Durham
2012 International Architectural Glass Symposium, University of Sunderland
2011 Parallels and Connections Conference. University of Sunderland.
2010 Pairings Symposium. Manchester Metropolitan University.
2006 Society of Glass Technologists Conference. University of Sunderland
2011 Stained Glass Quarterly of America, Vol. 106 p124 Published by
Stained Glass Association of America.
2010 Pairings, Monologues and Dialogues edited by A. Gröpple Wegener
2007 North East Glass edited by Peter Davies
2007 Commissions in the North of England 2003-2007. Published by Commissions North and Arts Council England.
2007 Key to the City Vanessa Histon p42
2006 Unlocking the Quayside Vanessa Histon p51
2006 Church Building. Issue 101 p34
2006 Celebrating 60 years of Arts and Culture in the North East. Published by Arts Council England, p51
1996 The Journal of Stained Glass Vol XX p72
1993 The Arts In Healthcare. Peter Senior and Jonathan Croall
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.
1989 Northern Arts Craft Award.