Cate Watkinson

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Glass


University of Sunderland

Architectural glass, Stained glass, Public art including street furniture, Photovoltaics, Professional practice

Cate trained in 3-D Design, Glass with Ceramics at Sunderland Polytechnic. After leaving college Cate worked in Cambridge and the Channel Islands before returning to the north east to set up her architectural glass studio. Cate continues to run her practice through Watkinson Glass Associates, while lecturing part time at the University of Sunderland. She is involved in the design and fabrication of architectural glass artworks both ecclesiastical and secular. Over the years Cate has built on her experience as an architectural glass artist, optimising developments in new technologies and research into new developments and techniques in construction. During this period she has been instrumental in developing the potential of glass in the public realm. Her research interests lie in the explormore...

1983-86 BA(Hons)3D Design Glass with Ceramics Sunderland Polytechnic 2013 PhD By Existing or Creative Works University of Sunderland

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  1. Watkinson, Cate (2015) Fellow of Higher Education Academy Claim. Documentation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)
  2. Watkinson, Cate (2012) Urban Landscape Furniture. In: Urban Landscape Furniture. Hi Design Publications, Hong Kong. ISBN 978-988-19707-0-1
  3. Watkinson, Cate (2015) Cate Watkinson: Contributions to the field of architectural glass. In: Glass Reflections: Glass in the Year of Light, 7-9th Sep 2015, Cambridge University, Murray Edwards College. (Unpublished)
  4. Watkinson, Cate and Welford, Rachel (2014) The Ephemeral in Glass Artworks. In: GlassAC 2014 Glass Science in Art and Conservation, 10-12 Sep 2014, Durham University. (Unpublished)
  5. Watkinson, Cate (2018) Stained glass window for St Mary's Parish Church, EWhickham, Gateshead. [Artefact]
  6. Watkinson, Cate Architectural Glass in the UK and my own practice. In: American Glass Guild Annual Conference, 18-21 Jun 2015, Washington DC USA. (Unpublished)
  7. Watkinson, Cate (2018) Colour Columns. [Artefact]
  8. Watkinson, Cate and Rennie, Colin (2018) Embodied Light exhibition, JCR Art Gallery Pembroke College Oxford. [Show/Exhibition]
  9. Watkinson, Cate (2018) ‘Illuminating Colour’ Grosseteste in Glass Part 1. In: Science Illumination and Wonder, 3-6 Apr 2018, Pembroke College Oxford. (Unpublished)
  10. Watkinson, Cate, Gasper, Giles and McLeish, Tom (2018) Medieval concepts of colour turned into glass artwork in new exhibition. The Independent Online.