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Born Edinburgh 1948. Studied stained glass, drawing and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. Post-graduate study, various awards and bursaries. Head of stained/architectural glass course at ECA 1979-2000. Member of Council, British Society of Master Glass Painters, London. External examiner at Swansea, University of Wales 2002-2005.
Katy Holford is both a glass designer and glass sculptor. At the present time she combines working as MD and Creative Director at Cumbria Crystal and continues to develop her sculptural work.
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.
Emma Hollins has both a literal and abstract approach, creating two distinct avenues of work: Literal Translations and Emerging
Images. Both routes are related by her focus for producing raw familiar connections with unfamiliar objects and her appreciation of personal marks of the hand made. She utilises her materials to dictate a flow of imagery, showing materials in new lights.