Award winning designer in glass and crystal

Katy Holford (1962–2023) was an established sculptor and award winning international designer who specialised in working creatively with craft production across the world. Her passion was to work with the alchemical materials of crystal and glass, and she worked with many other materials and techniques, pewter, laquerware, silver and ceramics, to name just a few. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992, and her career developed across design, craft and sculpture, working with companies including Wedgwood, Atlantis Crystal & Perrier Jouet Champagne. Her bespoke pieces and sculpture grace the rooms of The Savoy, Claridges and Malmaison Hotels, Royal Palaces and private residences globally.


Rosenthal Young Designer of the Year Award 1988

The Richard Ginori Porcelain Design Award 1991

Laurent Perrier Design Award (Eureka) 2004

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers’ Design Award - Pewter Live 2008

Katy Holford limited edition book, HUGO Publishing House, 2024

Limited Edition book:

Kathryn’s journey into Fine Art is beautifully captured in the book ‘Permission to Paint’, published by HUGO Publishing House. As a Limited Edition this is an essential and valuable publication for Kathyrn’s devoted audience. Copies can be purchased online here. This is the debut title for the multi-genre international author list that HUGO will be launching in late 2024.

© Kathryn M Holford, 2022