Dr Cate Watkinson


Senior Lecturer

PhD University of Sunderland


Programme Leader - MA Glass and Ceramics


Cate studied 3-D Design in Glass with Ceramics at Sunderland Polytechnic. 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 business, Watkinson Glass Associates, while teaching part-time at the University. Cate designs and makes architectural glass to commission. This ranges from decorative glass panels for private buildings, etched glass screens for offices, to street furniture and major public sculpture commissions.


With almost twenty years as a practising glass designer Cate has built on her experience gained through working on large scale architectural projects, optimising developments in new technologies, including new developments and techniques in construction. She is interested in developing research around the sustainability agenda and continues to develop her work in a range of different materials. She is now designing architectural pieces in steel, stone and light.



Tel: +44(0)191 515 3090