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Katy Woollatt

Katy Woollatt works mainly in blown glass, and creates bespoke sculptural pieces that employ a variation of glassblowing techniques and often include other materials such as metals and oxides.

She began working with glass while studying for her degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she studied a variety of craft disciplines but found glass to be the most fascinating. She went on to specialise in hot glass blowing, and after graduating was offered a place at the International Glass Centre in the West Midlands, to train as a glassblower. She also discovered a love of lampworking and now has a small studio to do torch-work in her spare time.

Now building a name for herself as an emerging talent in glass, Katy has worked with well known glass artists in the UK and abroad, assisted glass making classes and has been featured in various exhibitions with more to come.

"I find that my designs and inspirations change the more I learn about glass; from studying the reactions between different glass colours I found inspiration for my 'Tempest' series, yet I also enjoy exploring ideas based in mythology and archaeology for my glass work. Many of my influences and designs have close ties to the sea, and mans' relationship with it. I am very meticulous and take a long time to decide that a piece of work is truly finished, and find that every finished piece produces an idea for the next one that can be made even better".

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