Katy Holford is an established sculptor, artist 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 most recent design project was the launch of a new range of crystal lampbases, entitled “English Crystal” for Cameron Peters at Decorex 2017.
Kathryn Holford is a honorary Brand Ambassador for Design-Nation.