Catherine Allen

Catherine has worked as an artist and craftsperson for the past 14 years. After enjoying several years painting and drawing, she has developed a long held ambition to work with glass in the form of lampworked beads. She takes rods of glass and melts them in an intense flame to make beads as bright as jewels or as mysterious as fossils. She loves to embellish the surface of the glass by applying drips of fine silver, or by etching it with acid to create a stone or sea-glass feel.

She combines her glass with hand forged copper and silver, drawing on her metalsmithing skills to create unique and interesting jewellery.

Catherine values passing on her craft and enthusiasm, and provides tuition in lampwork beadmaking at her well equipped studio in Leavenheath near Sudbury.
Tel - 01206 262275