Katy Woollatt is a glass designer and maker from Leeds, UK.

After studying at Manchester Metropolitan University and specialising in glass blowing and jewellery making, Katy furthered her glass making skills at the International Glass Centre in Brierley Hill, West Midlands. She went on to work for a short time at the World of Glass Museum in St Helens, demonstrating glass making methods to the public, developed her own ranges of work for sale, and has taken part in a variety of exhibitions in the UK.

Since then, Katy has found inspiration by travelling and living abroad, and has worked with glass artists and also taught classes in glass and jewellery making in different countries.

Katy no longer makes glass blown pieces but hopes to continue her journey in glass in the future.

“My designs are heavily influenced by studies of the ocean and it’s creatures. Glass is the perfect medium for this, as the swirling blue you can see in my designs almost create themselves in the making process, as when the glass is in a molten the layers of colour twist around themselves as the glass is turned on the iron. I researched how man-made objects become encrusted in the ocean and studied folklore and stories about being lost at sea, and tried to recreate them as a piece of art”.