ABOUT COLIN HAWKINS
Colin has been working in glass for over 30 years. His training and experience is extensive and diverse.
‘There is a natural connection between a maker and their material. I am fortunate to find myself learning new skills everyday and enjoy the many challenges that glass blowing throws at me. I become immersed in the alchemy and artistry of creating beautiful, unique objects in glass.”
Colin gained his BA in Glass at one of the country's traditional centres for glass, at Sunderland University, and then completed his Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. He gained much of his initial understanding of the medium of glass early in his career, whilst working alongside some of the British glassmaking industry’s top traditional and contemporary artisans.
In 2000 he set up his glass blowing studio, together with his wife Louise, at The New Brewery Arts Centre in the South Cotswolds. Together, they use a combination of traditional glassblowing techniques and contemporary craft skills to develop their work, which is held in both public and private collections worldwide.