Katharine Coleman MBE

Awarded an MBE in 2009, Katharine Coleman trained in glass engraving with Peter Dreiser at Morley College. She exhibits worldwide with work in many public collections including the V&A and Corning USA, she also teaches at The Studio, Corning (USA) and Bild-Werk Frauenau (Germany).

Describe your approach to teaching:

Katharine regularly teaches point & drill engraving and sandblast at West Dean, demonstrating techniques before focusing on each student on a one-to-one basis, with illustrated evening talks.

What inspires your own work?
My inspiration ranges from natural history to the modern urban landscape. The optical properties of glass are fascinating, providing a rich world for the artist, as yet barely explored.

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