I have worked continuously as a designer maker since leaving Stourbridge College of Art in 1978. I spent two years as artist in residence at Royal Brierley Crystal making one-off pieces in glass and metal. Then in 1980 I joined the Glasshouse in London where my style of thick clear blown glass, enhanced by the use of cold techniques began to evolve. By 1985 and the formation of Glass-Works(London)Ltd, my work encompassed repeatable functional pieces and deeply carved one-off forms with a purely abstract sculptural identity. In 1997 I formed my own company, Catherine Hough Glass.