Katy Holford

Designer

Katy Holford is an established sculptor and award winning international designer specialising in working creatively with craft production across the world. Her passion is to work with the alchemical materials of crystal and glass but she has worked with many other materials and techniques including pewter, laquer ware, silver and ceramics.

As a design consultant Katy offers her clients the benefit of her 20 years of creativity and specialist glass and crystal skills, manufacturing knowledge and extensive experience of market positioning, prototyping and product development. Katy likes to work closely with manufacturers to develop production processes that enable her to consistently produce innovative and interesting designs.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992 and her career developed across design, craft and sculpture working with companies including Stuart Crystal, Wedgwood, AKA, Atlantis Crystal, Crabtree & Evelyn, Czech and Speake, Greenapple, Parlane International, Sainsbury’s, The Glass Company, Twinings Concepts & Perrier Jouet Champagne.

Her personal bespoke pieces and sculpture grace the rooms of The Savoy, Claridges and Malmaison Hotels, Royal Palaces and private residences globally.