Master Glassmaker and Blower
Design consultant for many national and international companies including Whitefriars Glass London, Caithness Glass Paperweights Scotland, Marconi Guidance Systems Hampshire.
His artistic glasswork has been sold in Harrods, Liberty and Heals, in the UK and many major stores in America including Gumps, Neiman Marcus and Marshall Field in Chicago as well as being in prominent private collections in the UK, the Middle East and Germany. He has also exhibited in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
After many years studying extensively in the UK, Ray furthered his studies at Corning Glass New York (including Alfred University & Stueben Glass); Orrefors Glass Sweden; Lalique France; Venini Glass Venice; Royal Dutch Glass Works Leerdam Holland and M.I.T Boston.
He then went on to tutor at Royal College of Art London and to lecture in glass sciences at Isleworth Polytechnic London.
Glassmaker Apprentice / Designer. (Specialising in Glass Jewellery and Fashion Accessories)
Her experiences include: graphic / fashion accessory design, perfume creation and research for animation projects.
She has travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, although some of these trips were undertaken at an early age, the experiences have left a lasting impression on her design style.
Malaika’s aim is to redefine and extend the possibilities for glass jewellery and fashion accessories.
Influences include: Rene Lalique, Emile Galle, Coco Chanel, Erte and Aubrey Beardsley, just to name a few.