Obituary | 10-06-2023

Obituary: Ed Burke

We are sad to report that Ed Burke – the ‘E’ in E&M Glass – passed away on 15 May 2023, surrounded by his family.

Ed was a Master Glassblower, with a great skill for stemware and tableware and a love of geometric style glass.

He worked in the glass industry for over 35 years and could put his hand to most challenges that came his way, working with his wife Margaret, along with his son Charlie and daughter-in-law Amelia.

Ed discovered glass at the age of 18 and embarked on a career in the medium. Studying at college he obtained a BA (Hons) degree in glass design and then worked and learned from many established glassmakers.

In 1988 he built his own furnace and studio and began producing his unique style of glassware on the Welsh/English border.

Image: Ed Burke at E&M Glass.

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