Cathryn Shilling

Category Kiln-formed glass

Region London

Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist, living and working in London. After graduating in graphic design from Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a designer until her family’s move to the USA in 2001 prompted her to pursue a new and exciting creative direction. She studied the art and craft of stained glass in Connecticut and then, on her return to London in 2004, she began studying and working with kiln formed glass as well as becoming a student of blown glass at Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio. In 2007 she began making in a studio near her home in London, working alongside three other glass artists. In January 2010 Cathryn began to work with Peter Layton in The Gallery at London Glassblowing as Curator and Exhibition Coordinator. 

Cathryn’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally. In 2013, she won the international Warm Glass Artists Prize and has twice been nominated for the SUWA Garasuno-Sato Glass Prize and the Arts & Crafts Design Award. In 2015 she was number 4 in the Glassation list of ‘The Most Game Changing Female Glass Artists’ and number 25 in the Graphic Design Hub’s list of ‘The 30 Most Amazing Glass Artists Alive Today’. Cathryn’s work was represented in New Glass Review 33.