Date of Birth:
1988 Rosenthal Young Designer of the Year Award
1991 The Richard Ginori Porcelain Design Award
2004 Laurent Perrier Design Award
Wedgwood, Stoke on Trent 1999 – 2000 Table Landscape - special Commission for the Millennium launched at 100% Design 2000
2002/3 ‘Two of a Kind’ glass and photography sculpture commissioned by Bedford Borough Council
Mirrors/Glass/Furniture and Accessories:
Hilton Hotels, Claridges Hotel - London
The Savoy - London, Tresanton Hotel - Cornwall
Malmaison Hotel - Leeds, Abigail's Party – Soho
Hilton Hotel – Leeds, Concord/Marlin Lighting
Private Palaces in Morocco and the Middle East and numerous private residences throughout Europe.
1992 Royal College of Art MA RCA
1988 North Staffordshire Polytechnic BA (Hons)
2006 Collect, V & A, London
2004/5 Eureka, London, UK
2004British Glass Biennale, UK
2004 Lustre, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK
1999- 2005 100% Design, Earls Court, London
2000 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2000 Poetry in Motion, Noel Hennessy, Cavendish Sq, London
2000 Exposition de Design Britannique, Silvera, 58 Avenue Kleber, 75016 Paris
1999 British Council Glass Exhibition, Shanghai
2000/1999 The Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1999 One Off Glass - Liberty London
1999 Meta - Milan
1999/7/6 Design Resolutions, Royal Festival Hall
1998/7/6 Decorative Arts Today, Bonhams
1998 The National Trust for Scotland, Hill House, Glasgow
1996 Galerie Rob Van Den Doel, The Hague
Curator and exhibitor:
1999 ‘Purpose Made’ Bromham Mill Gallery, Bedfordshire
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Inspired by natural forms and 20th century art and architecture, Katy Holford designs one off and limited edition contemporary crystal and glass pieces. Katy works closely with her clients to produce individual pieces appropriate to their specific environments. In her simple and elegant style she draws on a selection of fine materials including crystal, glass and metals to produce stunning, innovative furniture, screens, vases, mirrors, tableware accessories and chandeliers and other lighting.
Katy is prepared to travel nationally and internationally to visit clients, travelling expenses are negotiable and added to the price of the commission.
Katy welcomes studio visits but finds most client prefer her to visit them.
At the present time there is no opportunity for apprenticeships but this may change in the future.
Studio visits are welcome.
In general all Katy’s pieces are made to order for her clients. Clients can order some items direct from photographs but for larger pieces Katy will discuss the client’s aesthetic and practical requirements and if necessary visit the site. For large scale pieces drawings are presented (a small design fee is charged at this stage) and once the design is accepted the piece is made. Normal lead times are 4 – 10 weeks depending on the complexity of the project and pro forma invoices are issued.
The majority of the projects I work on are bespoke and therefore priced per project.
VAT Registered: Yes