Katy Holford
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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 globally. At the present time Katy is working with Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining factory hand making full lead crystal in the UK. In her role as Creative and Managing Director she helping 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.

Client list
Cumbria Crystal
Crabtree and Evelyn
Perrier Jouet Champagne
Czech and Speake
Parlane International
Vista Alegre
Atlantis Crystal

Stockist list
Liberty, Vessel Gallery

British Glass Biennale

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
Flat 7
5-6 Clarendon Terrace

07710 324851

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