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current British glassworkers: K to M

Kaplan, David (see Lindean Mill Glass)

Karl Percival Stained Glass
Oaklands, Long Lane, Scorton, Near Preston, Lancs PR3 1DB (01524-791 658)
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A partnership between two stained-glass artists, Karl Theobald and Keith Percival

Kay, Simone (see Simone Kay Stained Glass)

Keenan, David (see David Keenan Glass Studio)

Kelly, Ann
17 Leabrook, Yardley, Birmingham, W Midlands B26 2LP (0121-783 4292)
Boxes, lighting, mirrors, mobiles, screens, vases, made from laminated opalescent glass, which is cut, ground, encased in copper-foil & soldered together

Kelly, Ema (see Duck In A Bucket Designs)

Kelly, Jessamy
41 Hawthorn Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE26 3PQ (07950-627 264)
BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramics (University of Sunderland, October 2001), Master of Design in Glass (Edinburgh College of Art, December 2002). Works part-time for Edinburgh Crystal. Functional and sculptural objects with a distinctive individual design, engraved/hand-cut & polished. Site-specific sculpture & architectural installations to commission

Kelly, Ruth
64 Coronation Rd, Southville, Bristol BS3 1AR (0117-963 5299)
Stained glass screens, panels, windows, either organic- or spiritually-inspired. Also narrative, figurative &/or abstract works, often using clear, recycled shop windows & incorporating screen-printed imagery & acid-etching

Kemme, Henry P
61 The Chase, London SW4 0NH (020-7720 9862)
Lamps, lit from within, creating a subtle glow, created from stained glass in many shapes & patterns. Also candle-holders, screens, mirrors, sun-catchers, candlesticks & assorted decorative pieces"

Kemp, Paul J W
(Formerly of Auborn, Lincolnshire; present whereabouts unknown)
Free-formed blown abstract forms, vases, vessels, perfume-bottles, paperweights in clear, coloured & semi-opaque glass, often using silver- & gold-leaf, raw sand. 'Peaceful moments, strong & confident, elegant & calm. A powerful presence without overbearing' "

Kennett-Brown, Suzi
Hartley Farm Studio, Rocky Lane, Wendover, Bucks MK18 3DZ (01296-624 623)
Mainly commission-based engraving of secular or ecclesiastical window & doors, abstract & natural forms, presentation pieces, vessels. Delicate pieces using the diamond-point stipple technique to large bold forms using sandblasting or acid-etching

Kerry Glass
Fair Hill, Killarney, Kerry, Eire
Founded 1978 by Michael Harris (see Isle of Wight Glass), Ross & Elizabeth Lewis. Harry Culkin, Terrence McSweeney (1979). 3 ranges of mottled vases & bowls ('Shamrock', 'Heather', & 'Peat') & 'swirl' paperweights.Sometimes used the same 'flame' seal as Isle of Wight Glass. Company sold to Raymond Kelliher in 1985 when Ross Lewis died, & finally closed 1996

Kerry Handcrafted Glass
Killarney, Kerry, Eire
Founded 1998 by Terrence McSweeney (formerly of Kerry Glass)

Kevin Barry Crystal
Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HF (07951-031 993)
English hand-cut crystal giftware

Khakhria, Devi (see The Glass Studio)

Kienle, Gaby Cathrin
12 Raleigh St, London N1 8NN (0961-103 966)
Kiln-formed work from functional to sculptural (installation) pieces, using a variety of techniques: lost wax, casting, bending. Free-blown glass one-offs with cold-worked details. Abstract forms, candlesticks, trophies, lighting, vases, vessels

King, Tom (see Artisan)

Kingsbury, June Flora
The Roses, Scotchy Lane, Skirmett, Henley, Oxon RG9 6TD (01491-638 856)
Free-blown perfume-bottles, vases, vessels, using graal and incalmo methods. Also vessel forms utilising text & print with applied colour & metal oxides

Kingston, Joan (see Jola Glass Studio)

Kinki Glass
The New Building, Jackfield Tile Museum, Salthouse Road, Jackfield, Shropshire TF8 7LJ (01952-882 244, mobile: 07974-931 115)
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Nikki Williams. Hot-formed art glass vases, dishes, candlesticks etc

Kinnaird, Alison
Shillinghill, Temple, Midlothian EH23 4SH (01875-830 328)
Copper-wheel engraving on crystal presentation pieces

Kinver Crystal
Fairfield Drive, Kinver, Stourbridge, West Midlands (01384-872 833)
All crystal made on site. Company awards, prizes & gifts. Engraving service available

L A Studios Glass Design Ltd
W202CD, Woodend Mill, Warmco Industry Park (West Gate), Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire OL5 9XA (telephone number unknown)
Formerly at Kenbury Works, Camberwell, London (moved to current address in March 2003). Studio glass. Andrew Hay (managing director)

Lanamara Glass
John O'Groats (full address unknown)
Paul Brown (worked as assistant to Richard Golding at Okra). Katherine (surname unknown). Scent-bottles, paperweights, vases.

Langham Glass
The Long Barn, North St, Langham, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7DG (01328-830 511)
Paul Miller (formerly at Wedgwood). Established c 1979. Studio glass vases, paperweights, animal figures etc

Langley, Siddy
The Longhouse, Plymtree, Near Cullompton, Devon EX15 2JW (01884-277426, mobile 07775-880 222)
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Established 1988. Siddy Langley born 1955. Studied ceramics 1976-79, apprenticed to Peter Layton at London Glassblowing Workshop 1979-81. Briefly traded as Alchemy Hot Glass to allow assistants to work with her, but name not liked by galleries & retailers. Assistants' work now signed as "Siddy Langley Glass", followed by initials & year (MC= Michael Crane, RP = Richard Price, JD = Julia Donnelly). Originally at Maidenhead, relocated to present site 1997.

Lawrence, Karen
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London-based, works on both one-off gallery pieces and architectural commissions. Trained as a silversmith. Corroso crystalline & fossil-like forms

Layne Rowe Glass Studios
(at the London Glassblowing Workshop) 7 The Leather Market, Weston St, London SE1 3ER (mobile: 07908-753 821)
Hot-formed art glass, some including murrhine sections

Layton, Peter (see Peter Layton & Associates, and London Glassblowing Workshop)

Leaded D'Lights
92 Thorns Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 2JU (01384-79468)
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Stained glass designer & manufacturer

Leeming, Alex & Andrew
50 Lee Rd, Perivale, Middx UB6 7DD (020-8998 8535)
Stained glass

Leeson, Mark 'Les'
64 Byton Rd, Tooting, London SW17 9HJ (020-8767 0080, mobile: 0961-348 623)
Tableware, lighting, found objects, presentation pieces, vases, vessels. Everyday "found" materials such as bubblewrap & sofa-foam are collaged into organic shapes. Expressed in pāte-de-verre or lost wax, lead crystal casting with oxide shading

Lesniak, Emma
The Studio, Penkhull New Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 5DG (01782-411 225)
Specialist in sculptural features for interior & exterior use

Ličge, Nathalie (see NL-art-S)

Lindean Mill Glass
Lindean Mill, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 3PE (01750-20173)
David Kaplan. Elegant & colourful hand-blown drinking-glasses, bowls, candleholders etc.

Linstead, Julia
Glass Workshop, Hirsel Homestead, Coldstream, Berwicks TD12 4LR (01890-882 555)
Sandblasted one- or two-layer cameo-decorated 24% lead crystal bowls, lamps & platters (blown by Jane Charles), with motifs from nature, such as leaves, flowers, insects, seahorses, fish, penguins etc

Liquid Glass Centre
Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9LH (01225-768 888)
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A school for glass-blowing, kiln-casting, fusing & slumping, hot glass casting, beadmaking, fused glass jewellery, established in 2000. Has a core team of staff and tutors as well as visiting artists, lecturers & teaching assistants

Liskeard Studio Glass (see Merlin Glass)

London Glassblowing Workshop
7 The Leather Market, Weston St, London SE1 3ER (020-7403 2800)
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Established by Peter Layton in 1976. Current Team (2007): Anthony Scala, Layne Rowe, Louis Thompson, Marie Holm, Bruce Marks, Lucy Swift. Previous resident glassworkers include: Martin Andrews, Tina Tylen, Marie Worre, Sue Shaw, Siddy Langley (1979-87). Wide range of free-blown colourful & textured studio glass, sometimes incorporating metalwork, etching, sandblasting. Includes The Glass Art Gallery

London Glassworks
Unit 15, Forest Trading Estate, Priestley Way, London E17 6AL (020-8531 0088)
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Founded in 2002 by Stewart Hearn (formerly of First Glass Partnership), who has more than twenty years' experience in glassmaking, working with some of Britain's best master glassmakers. He also has his own website www.stewarthearn.com

London Stained Glass Company, The
4K Vanguard Court, Camberwell, London SE5 8QT (020-3247 1000)
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(formerly 'Art By Stark - Stained Glass') Established 1988. Judi Stark & Geoff Simpson. Imaginative contemporary & period stained glass using traditional techniques. Private, public & commercial commissions. Repair & restoration work also undertaken. Visits by appointment.

Louise Ashton Design
18 Sanfoine Close, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0NP (07899-043 770)
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Established 2005. Nathalie Titterton, French-born, trained at Corning, USA (foundation degree in 3D design). Vibrant & colourful fused & slumped glass jewellery - unique pieces, using a broad palette of coloured & dichroic glass

Lucas, Chris (see Alum Bay Glassworks)

MacDonald, Ian
15 Claverley Court, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2AU (01384-256 249, mobile 07790-342 392)
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Hand-blown contemporary studio glassware, classical-based forms, incorporating tactile surface texture & sculptural forms (resident glassblower at Red House Glass Cone)

MacIntosh, Alastair
8 Bridgeton Brae, Almondbank, Perth, Scotland PH1 3JZ (telephone number unknown)
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Established 1981, closed 1987 to 2003, during which time Alastair MacIntosh worked for Caithness. Business now re-opened. Paperweights, vases, perfume-bottles, often with spiral threads

Maclure, Pinkie (see Artisan Stained Glass)

Maggie Williams Glass
The Glass Place, Pendower Road, Veryan, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5QL (01872-50145, mobile 0787-677 4904)
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Contemporary blown glass inspired by tropical plants blown in many colours, including her unique hanging vases

Mai Oersted Glass Ltd
3 Doune Terrace, New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6DY (0131-225 1594, mobile 07973-375 377)
and Eriksvej 2, DK 3700 Roenne, Denmark (0045-56-959 535)
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Candlesticks, clocks, lighting, tableware, vases, vessels. Functional objects with a distinctive individual design, hand-cut & polished, hand-made using molten crystal

Malcolm, Allister
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 9NS (01384-288 062)
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Hand-blown & cast glass with hot additions, applied & manipulated to produce functional & decorative features, sometimes in eye-catching colour combinations, sometimes a subtle patterning. Commemorative & presentation pieces, perfume-bottles, lighting, vessels, wallpieces

Mannings Cox, Gillian
Providence Studio, Providence Place, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9RW (01822-832 832)
Established 1999. Specialises in `Graal' & `Edvin' techniques. Visitors welcome at the studio (please ring first)

Manson Paperweights, William
Unit 2, Nether Friarton, Friarton Road, Perth, Scotland PH2 8DF (01738-441 007)
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Established 1997. William "Willie" Manson, apprenticed to Paul Ysart at Caithness from late 1960s

Margerison, Dr Paul
Visiting Research Fellow, The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks (01908 642 896)
Studied glass-blowing under Peter Layton, then Dillon Clarke, Annette Meech at Middlesex University. His work is in the microfiches of The Corning Museum of Glass, New York (1976). Worked on projects at the Royal College of Art (under the auspices of Dillon Clarke), & at The Glasshouse. During the 1980s he worked with Susan Morrell at The Glass Workshop in London. Since 1988 he has worked on the computerised projection of light onto flat glass, which 'allows the poetry of light & colour to approach or exceed that of stained glass'. Interested in possible cooperative ventures with similar artistically-minded glass makers

Cobalt Studios Ltd, 10-16 Boyd Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 1AP (07970-294 132)
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From functional vessels to sculptural installations, & work that is incorporated into interiors and architecture

Matthias, Gayle
44 Broadway Court, Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AD (020-8340 1644)
Abstract & figurative forms. Designs derive from "the desire to capture & record aspects of the family. Inherited traits, generational development & deterioration of the body". Techniques include glass casting & pāte-de-verre

McConachie, Alison
Flat 6, 3 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HS (0131-228 2050)
Teaches with Ray Flavell on the Glass and Architectural Glass course at Edinburgh College of Art. Blown glass, abstract vessels (often with silver or gold leaf), sandblasting, cutting & glue chip work through colour layers

McDonald, Jane
3 Beechcroft, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon OX10 7LS (01865-340 499)
Sandblasted & acid-etched architectural glass, with metal, wood, lustres & silver stain

McDonald, Sarah
(address details confidential; contact via The Crafts Council)
Kiln-formed & fused glass with metal inclusions

McNicol, Sarah (see Juicy Glass)

McStay, Adrienne
St Fort Farm, Newport-on-Tay, Fife DD6 8RE (01382-54116)
Studio glass inspired by nature. Transparent, rich colours in flowing forms. Techniques include blown glass, solid worked glass & cast glass. Fountains, presentation pieces, perfume-bottles, abstract forms, vases

Meager, Mollie
Bankside, Lower Soudley, Cinderford, Glos GL14 2UD (01594-826 860)
Painted, acid-etched, sandblasted & engraved leaded stained glass

Meaker, Charlie
Inferno Glassworks, Bornholm, Denmark
Born in the USA. Studied at The Glasshouse, London (1974), Sheridan College, Toronto (1975-76), Orrefors Glasskolen (1976-77). Currently designer at Dartington Crystal (England), teacher at Danmarks Designskole (Copenhagen), and director of Inferno Glassworks (Bornholm, Denmark). Has designed for (amongst others) Michael Harris (Isle of Wight Glass), Royal Leerdam 'Unica' series (Netherlands), J&L Lobmeyr (Vienna), Rosenthal Studioline (Selb, Germany). Permanent collections of his work may be seen in many museums (including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bergen Kunstmuseum in Norway, the Netherlands Glasmuseum, the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh & the Corning Glass Museum in the USA)

Medland, Trevor
Cellar 21, The Quay, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AP (01392-426 696)
24% hand-made lead crystal paperweights, perfume-bottles, presentation pieces, vases, tableware & candlesticks in Bristol blue. No moulds used, so each piece is individual. Premier pieces decorated with 22 carat gold- or sterling silver-leaf

Meech, Annette (see The Glasshouse)

Melting Pot Glassworks
White Hart Fold, Todmorden, Lancs OL14 7BD (01706-818 671)
Jeff Walker, Robin Smith. Hand-made decorative free-blown glassware, in a wide range of transparent & opaque colours. Candlesticks, vases, perfume-bottles, tableware, vessels, one-off pieces. Every piece signed

Melting Pot Glassworks
Canalside, Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 6HJ (01442-843 378)
Possibly old address for above?

Menges, Judith (see Transparent Images)

Merlin Glass
Barn St, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4BL (01579-342 399)
Liam Carey. Established 1983. Formerly Liskeard Studio Glass (1978-1983)

Michael Virden Engraved Glass Ltd
Folgate Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0AJ (01692-404 417)
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Established 1972. Specialists in decorating glassware using various sandblast techniques, colour ceramic decoration, gilding (using 24ct gold), separately or in combination

Millard, Helen
14 Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7TH (01305-776 988, mobile 07757-170 057)
also at: Broadfield House Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, W Midlands DY6 9NS
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Superb-quality multicoloured cameo glass

Millrace Glass
4 Greenfield Rd, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD7 1JY
Sarah Shaw, Paul Watkinson (see separate entry). Established 1982, ceased production 1999. Furnace-worked art glass (some cut/engraved) and paperweights

PO Box 2000, London EC1R 4WH (0700-264 7767)
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Mirrors, architectural glass, glass furniture

Moncrieff Ltd, John
Sales office: c/o 91 David Henderson Court, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland KY12 9DX (01383-624 939)
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Not directly related to the former manufacturers of Monart glass (see manufacturers, L to M), they are suppliers of "industrial glass & plastics, boiler spares & graphite products" who resurrected the name in 2000 to continue the tradition. Planning to start manufacturing art glass soon

Moor Associates, Andrew
14 Chamberlain St, London NW1 (020-7586 8181)
Stained glass

Moore Ltd, Simon
Unit 7 Daddon Moor Business Park, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford EX39 3HN (01237-429 777)
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Simon Moore, Tim Waldegrave. Hand-blown & hand-finished functional & decorative glass, from chandeliers & furniture, to production runs & one-off pieces. Exports all over the world

Moors Fused Glass (see Greenwood Crafts)

Mortimer, Sophie Louise
Havelock Villa, Drakes Way, Mayford, Woking, Surrey GU22 0NQ (01483-772 184)
Slumped & fused kiln-formed one-off abstract free-standing panels, vessels & wallpieces, using recycled domestic materials

Mosquito Glass
(address unknown) (020-8715 5611)
Amy Cushing. Kiln-fired glass tiles. Now developing Mosquito Murano, a 30-piece range of limited edition vessels by Murano glassblowers. Fused glass square dishes £80

Moss, Simon (see Peter Layton & Associates)

Mukaide, Keiko
41 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8PQ (0131-538 0256)
Lamp-worked glass & metal installations

Mules, David
Cellar 21, The Quay, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AP (01392-426 696)
Individually free-blown hand-crafted paperweights, perfume-bottles, presentation pieces, vases, tableware, trophies, from a blend of 24% lead crystal cullet & cobalt oxide. Every piece a 'one-off'

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