Kathryn Holford
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Six Gift for Cumbria Crystal

Six Gift for Cumbria Crystal

Materials Blown and Cut Full Lead Crystal

Dimensions Large 200mm dia. Medium 150mm dia. Small 100mm dia

Photographer Tony West

Katy Holford is an established sculptor and award winning international designer who specialises in working creatively with craft production across the world. Her passion is to work with the alchemical materials of crystal and glass and she has worked with many other materials and techniques, pewter, laquerware, silver and ceramics to name a few. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992 and her career developed across design, craft and sculpture working with companies including Wedgwood, Atlantis Crystal & Perrier Jouet Champagne. Her bespoke pieces and sculpture grace the rooms of The Savoy, Claridges and Malmaison Hotels, Royal Palaces and private residences globallly. Katy has worked with Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining factory hand making full lead crystal in the UK. In her role as Creative and Managing Director she helped the company to develop their future not only producing contemporary designs for the luxury market but also sustaining and developing a unique craft manufacturing community within the UK in as ethical and eco friendly way as possible. Taking the company from decline to recovery to become the leading English Crystal Brand in a global luxury market. Kathryn's latest project is the launch of a new range of crystal lampbases, entitled "English Crystal" for Cameron Peters which launch at Decorex 2017.

Client list
Cumbria Crystal
Wedgwood
Crabtree and Evelyn
Perrier Jouet Champagne
Czech and Speake
Bliss
Parlane International
Vista Alegre
Atlantis Crystal
Laurent Perrier
Sainsburys
Glyndbourne
Dartington Crystal
Cameron Peters

Stockist list
Liberty, Vessel Gallery

Exhibitions
British Glass Biennale

Education
2004 RDI Design Summer School Dartington Hall Devon
1990 – 1992 MA rca Royal College of Art Ceramics and Glass Department
1984 – 1988 BA hons North Staffordshire Polytechnic (Now Staffordshire University)
Multi Disciplinary Design specialising in Glass and Ceramics

Contact details
www.katyholford.co.uk
katy@katyholford.co.uk
07710 324851

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