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Mark Holford

"Luminous Finale I" - Jackson Fawkes - Les Azuriales Opera Prize 2011 © Jackson Fawkes
Shooting Star Chase Annual Exhibition Sale at the Royal College of Art London © Mark Holford
"Hommage à Alain Bernard" - Vic Bamforth - a commission for Thomas Miller © Vic Bamforth

I have been collecting glass for 30 years. I am the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Thomas Miller (www.thomasmiller.com) where I have been since 1978. My wife and I also run a charity supporting young opera singers (www.azurialopera.com). I commission glass for opera prizes and corporate gifts.

Details about work or recent projects

My 30 year old collection concentrates on

  • Modern art / studio glass with some engraved works and vessels
  • Maker artists but with some factory pieces
  • British artists with some by overseas artists

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I also run a glass sale in an annual art exhibition at the Royal College of Art in aid of Shooting Star Chase www.shootingstarchase.org.uk, children’s hospices – selling £20-30,000 worth of glass. Please email if you would like to take part.

mark.holford@azurialopera.com
Occupation: Collector
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Exhibition, Publications