Kathryn Pearce

Large Saturn Bowl in Sapphire (Detail)
Blown glass
Size: 38cm
Photographer: Stuart Rayner
Medium Wavy Saturn Bowl in Turquoise
Blown glass
Size: 28cm
Photographer: Stuart Rayner
Dipped Glacier Vase in Aqua
Blown, cut and polished glass
Size: 16cm
Photographer: Stuart Rayner
Solitiare Vases in Blues
Blown, cut and polished glass
Size: 18 - 22cm
Photographer: Stuart Rayner
Kathryn Pearce is a Scottish glass artist who has been working professionally for over 5 years. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2003 and after gaining experience working with various other glassmakers she started her own studio in 2004.

The artist works predominantly with molten glass which she blows and hot works to create her own unique designs. Some pieces then require extensive cold-finishing using diamond grinding, polishing and sandblasting techniques. She has worked on numerous private collection and corporate commissions as well as creating her own work, which ranges from functional pieces to larger scale sculptural work and installations.

Of her work she says: "The design and manufacture of one's own work is an interesting journey. For me, it is a cross between inspiration and process. I gain inspiration from many things, but most importantly glass itself inspires me. Glass is a frustrating and difficult medium, but the results more than make up for it. It's versatility offers everything my creative mind desires."


Kathryn Pearce Glass Design, Sandbank, Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland
(2008 Ongoing)

After a year long research trip travelling around the world, Kathryn returned home to Scotland and launched her new studio where she continues to develop her work, as well as exhibiting extensively throughout the British Isles.

Super Cool Liquid Glass Studio, Wetheriggs, Cumbria
(April 2004 - December 2006)

In 2004 Kathryn took an opportunity to set up in a shared studio in Cumbria, where she designed and made all her own work for 3 years, concentrating on expanding the business by supplying shops and galleries around the country and taking part in exhibitions.

The World of Glass, St. Helens, Merseyside
(August 2003 - April 2004)

Assistant Glassblower Kathryn worked as part of a team of 3 glassblowers in the museum studio performing glassblowing demonstrations each day to museum visitors, as well as working with clients on various commissions. She was also involved with the design and production of company ranges and corporate commissions.


"Neon Possibilities", August 2006
Masterclass with Wayne Strattman, International Festival of Glass
A four day masterclass studying the theory and practice of working in neon and glass.

2000 - 2003 Edinburgh College of Art: Glass Department
BA Hons Degree in Design and Applied Arts: Glass & Architectural Glass
1999 - 2000 Telford College, Edinburgh
AC Foundation in Art & Design
Portfolio Course.


2010 'Birdsong' - Residency at Toyama Glass Institute, Japan
'Space Craft' - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
2009 'Summer Exhibition' - The Green Gallery, Ballamenoch
'Gifted' - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
'Ornament' - Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
'Glass In The Window' - The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
2008 'Northern Glass' - The Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
'Seasonal Splendour' - Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
'Effervescence' - Sussex Barn Gallery
2007 Personal Research Trip (February to August)
2006 'Gifted' - The Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
'Featured Artist' - The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester
2005'Glass in the Garden' - Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
'A Glazed Look' - The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber
'Christmas Exhibition' - Craft Shop, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
2004 'Fairytales' - The World Of Glass, St. Helens


2010 Art In Action - Waterperry House, Oxon
Origin - London
2009 BCTF - Harrogate
Art in Action Ireland - Country Meath, Ireland
Art in Action - Waterperry House, Oxon
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester
MADE - Brighton
National Crafts & Design Fair - Dublin
2008 BCTF - Harrogate
Art In Action Ireland - County Meath, Ireland
Origin - London
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester
National Crafts & Design Fair - Dublin
2007 National Crafts & Design Fair - Dublin
2006 BCTF - Harrogate
Design Edge - London
Flair - Belfast
National Crafts & Design Fair - Dublin
2005 BCTF - Harrogate
The Big Draw - Wetheriggs Pottery, Cumbria
Grand Designs Live - Excel, London
National Craft Fair of Ireland - Dublin
2004 The Big Draw - St. Helens
2003 New Designers - London