Katharine Coleman MBE

Born 1949, Sutton Coldfield, England

"As a freelance glass engraver, my work requires close collaboration with other artists who blow glass for me to my design, mainly clear glass blown forms overlaid with coloured glass on the outer surface. Potter Morgan Glass, Carl Nordbruch and Sonja Klingler make work for me.


The top surface of the glass is then cut, ground and polished so that when the subsequent engravings with their refractions on the inner surface are viewed, the illusion of one body floating within another is created."

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Working in London

1984-1987   Glass Engraving course at Morley College, with Peter
Dreiser, Lambeth, London

Katharine Coleman has work in the following public collections:

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, Stourbridge
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
North Lands Creative Glass Collection, Lybster, Scotland
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Glass Museum at Kamenicky Šenov, Czech Republic
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, Germany
Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Glasmuseum Frauenau, Staatliches Museum zur Geschichte der Glaskultur, Frauenau, Germany
Museum für Modernes Glas, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Cobürg, Cobürg, Germany
Centro Nacional del Vidrio, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain
Musée de Design et D’Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA

Works for Sale