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Jonathan Harris

I am a second generation studio glassmaker fascinated with molten glass, ornamentation and graphic imagery. Finding a narrative which combines, technique, material and creative expression through craftsmanship and technology is my passion.

Cameo and gräal, along with multi-layered ‘hot’ surface decoration form the core of my technical repertoire, enabling tremendous scope for colour, shape and pattern.
My first pieces of Gräal were produced in 1988, using relatively simple patterns, which I drew by hand onto the surface of the glass and then carved through the layers of colour. I continued to develop this process, which lead to the refined and detailed designs that we continue to produce today. I introduced the use of 24ct gold and sterling silver leaf into my designs, the first collection of which was launched in 1992 in Harrods and Liberty of London with tremendous success.

In 1999, together with my wife Alison and our small team of highly skilled Artisans, we set up our leading edge studio, located at the Coalport China Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge, World Heritage Site, which provides the perfect haven for us to continue our progression of combining innovation and technology with ancient craftsmanship, which provokes an exciting combination. Gallé, Carder and Tiffany were others who used science and technology in the development of their work. Without technology and creative drive there is no innovation, coupled with a passion for sublime craftsmanship and total commitment in providing unique, high quality, competitively priced art glass with impeccable service.

craft&design Selected Gold Award Winner 2012
 
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"So long, and thanks for all the fish"

After very many years of craft&design we've decided that we'd like to retire and so in 30 days we will close the craft&design website, including craft&design Online and the craft&design Selected Makers and Craft and Design Month websites. We've had a brilliant 35 years and would like to thank all our readers, advertisers, writers, contributors and website visitors for their support throughout that time. Our very best wishes to you all for the future - Angie and Paul.