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current British glassworkers: N to R

Nairn, Brodie (see Glasstorm Studio)

Nason, Tolly (see Bowerhouse Gallery)

Nazeing Glassworks
Nazeing New Rd, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 6SU (01992-464 485)
Last of the great Vauxhall (London) factories, (Duke of Buckingham’s, George Ravenscroft’s, Dawson Bowles, Albert Glass Works) where glass was first made in 1612. Moved out to Nazeing in 1928. Wide range of domestic tableware, blown, pressed, cut and plain lead crystal, Bristol blue ware, industrial lighting and signal lenses in over 40 colours. With four single pot furnaces (which it pioneered), it is the largest of the small factories left in the UK. Home to the Nazeing Glass Museum of 20th Century British Domestic Glass (Mon to Fri, 1030-1530h, admission £2.50)

Nevill, Stacy (see Columbia Glassworks)

Newell Glass
12 Victoria Terrace, London N4 4DA (020-7272 9341)
Steven Newell. Born 1948, attended Kansas City Art Institute (1969) & Carnegie-Mellon University (BFA in Ceramics & Glass, 1972). Given a place at the RCA, London, 1972 (trained under Sam Herman. MA in Glass, 1974). Left to join The Glasshouse, becoming a Director in 1976. Hand-blown, monumental, practical but aesthetic everyday objects such as jugs, made from heavy lead glass, sometimes blown into steel moulds to form the basic shape, & then hot-finished, sometimes frosted. Samantha (Sam) Sweet: Elegant, fluid & sometimes subtly-coloured pieces, both practical & aesthetic

Newton, Aileen
Unit 5 Tilgate Park, Craft Workshops, Tilgate , Crawley RH10 5PQ (01293-432 416, mobile 07958-020031)
website   e-mail
Wide range of art glassware

Nixon, Susan (see also Broadfield House Glass Museum)
Unit 6, The Old Dairy Farm, Rushley Lane, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glos GL54 5JD (01242 609188)
website   e-mail
Mostly personalised, one-off and limited edition awards for clients such as British Telecom, the BBC, Sir Steve Redgrave, Orange

Studio 4, The English Bridge Workshops, Abbey Forgate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6AD (01743-364 180)
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Nathalie Liège. Artist (architectural glass & other media)

O'Dare, Emma
Balls Pond Studio, 8b Culford Mews, London N1 4DX (020-7923 4736 or 020-7254 5868)
Graduated from Sunderland University 1994, Best New Exhibitor's prize at Chelsea Crafts Fair, 1997. One-off vessels & work in series, using coloured pâte de verre (made from recycled glass & ceramic oxides) to give a volcanic, pumice-stone texture to simple forms

Oersted, Mai (see Mai Oersted Glass Ltd)

Okra Glass Studios Ltd
Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HE (01384-399 466)
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Founded 1979 by Richard P Golding. At one time owned by Moorcroft Pottery, now independent again. Sarah Cowan. Jonathan Harris (1999-) (son of Michael Harris, formerly of Isle of Wight Glass). Jonathan Grainger, Kelli Shaw (engraver).

Orchard, Zöe
62 Upper St, James St, Newport, Isle-of-Wight PO30 1LQ (01983-533 029)
Kiln-formed glass vessels, sandblasted, electroformed & patinated with copper, resin & copper powder. Blue glass bowls with stitched detailing

Orsler, Nick & Jacky (see Blown Studio Glass Gallery)

Ørsted, Mai (see Mai Oersted Glass Ltd)

Osiris Glass
Original trading name of Iestyn Davies

Parr, Ian (see Rolldove Glass Engraving Studio)

Paton, Richard (see Rainbow Glass Studios)

Pattesons Glass Ltd
Stirling House, Elsham Wold Industrial Estate, Brigg, Lincolnshire DN20 0NX (01472-751 333)
website 1 (for larger orders)    website 2 (from 50 to 500 units)    e-mail
Established 2006. Suppliers of glass jars & bottles for use in production & packaging for the food & drink, toiletries & cosmetic industries (in both large & small quantities)

Pearl, David
1 Greenfield Terrace, Sketty, Swansea, W Glams SA2 9SB (01792-296 458)
'Art in architecture'. Sandblasted, etched, silk-screened, airbrushed & shaped architectural glass & steel

Pearson, Martyn
The Stables Craft Centre, Halfpenny Green Vineyard, Bobbington, West Midlands DY7 5EP (01384-221 399)
Glass cutting, engraving & repairs undertaken

Pelham, Richard (see Glastonbury Stained Glass)

Pembroke Glass
(address unknown)

Pennell, Ronald
(address details confidential; contact via The Crafts Council)
Glass, wheel-engraved, blown vessels & kiln-cast sculptures, sand-cast relief. Also medallic art & bronze reliefs

Percival, Keith (see Karl Percival)

Persson, Anders (see Who's? Glass)

Persson, Lars Anders (see Who's? Glass)

Persson, Matthew (see Who's? Glass)

Perthshire Paperweights
14 Comrie St, Crieff, Perth PH7 4AX (01764-655 141)
Established 1968. Stuart Drysdale. John Deacons (1968-78)

Peter Layton & Associates Limited (see also London Glassblowing Workshop)
7 The Leather Market, Weston St, London SE1 3ER (020-7403 2800)
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Established in 1993 by Peter Layton (founder member and former chairman of British Artists in Glass) & Simon Moss

Petit, Tom (see Hothouse, and Denby Glass Studio)

Phoenix Hot Glass Studio
formerly at: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL
Established 1989 by Roger Tye, closed 2005 (see Roger Tye Glass)

Phoenix Hot Glass Studio
10a Penshaw Way, Sedgeletch Ind. Estate, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear DH4 6JN (0191-385 7204)
Possibly old address for above?

Pilkington Glass
Ravenhead Works, Crossley Rd, St Helens, Lancs WA10 3NR (01744-24022)

Plowden & Thompson Ltd
Dial Glass Works, Stewkins, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4YN (01384-393 398)
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Suppliers of batch, makers of coloured & clear glass components in specific shapes, rod, powder, chips & tubing and of glass with specific properties. Also lampworking materials, equipment & classes. Owners of Tudor Crystal (see separate entry)

Poole Pottery Ltd
The Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1RF (01202-666 200)
Yes! Apparently they do blow glass here, but I don't know quite what.

Port, Cliff (see Simone Kay Stained Glass)

Potter, Andrew
Unit 2, Woodlands Yard, High St, Market Lavington, Devizes, Wilts SN10 4AG (01380-816 200)
Classical shapes such as Greek amphorae in hand-blown coloured glass, often frosted, with contrasting applied handles, feet etc

Prangnell, Robert Alan
4 Darwin Crescent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE3 4TT (0191-285 9893)
Stained glass panels in lead, or foil Tiffany lamps. All kinds of glass novelties, boxes, clocks, lighting, windows, mirrors, mobiles. Also repairs & restoration of panels & lamps

Price, Richard
1 Hurdlers Green, Watlington, Oxon OX9 5JD (01491-613 465)
Decorative & functional hand-blown crystal with strong shapes & restrained use of colour to highlight form. Now works with Siddy Langley

Prisms Glass Design
Unit 31, Kingsgate Workshops, 110 -116 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JG (020-7624 3240)
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Beverly Bryon. Stained glass, etched & carved glass panels. Consultation, design, fabrication (client involvement encouraged). Art panels. architectural, corporate, theological, civic & public works projects. Portfolio and references on request - will travel

Pryce-Jones, David & Wendy (see The Glassblobbery)

Prytherch, David
11 Brook Rd, Old Swinford, Stourbridge, W Midlands DY8 1NQ (01384-440 043)
Engraved, carved lead crystal. Etched, painted glass. Site-specific sculpture & architectural installations to commission. Furniture, fountains & garden objects, mixed media. Found objects. Lighting, screens, windows, presentation pieces, mobiles, wallpieces, abstract & figurative forms

Purcell, Sue
Glandernol, Llangurig, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6RY (01686-440 668)
Mirrors, tables, two- & three-dimensional wallpieces & free-standing works, using oil-paint, reclaimed mirrors, found objects & glass. The decorative elements vary from bold graphic imagery to delicate stylised flora

Pyke, Lesley
Offices 1&2 , Halesworth Business pARK, Norwich Rd, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8QJ (01986-874 634, mobile 0779-690 6073
website    e-mail   eBay shop
Specialist crystal and glass engraver, bespoke commissions. Choose from my collection, or buy from my eBay shop. Please visit my website for more details

Radford, Diane
France: 7 Rue de la Mairie, 30700 Montaren, Gard, France (tel 00-33-466-585 610)
UK: London (0207-928 3413, mobile 07835-265 355)
MA from RCA (1975 to 1978 under Martin Hunt). Started 'R & B' studio with colleague Lindsay Ball in Bloomsbury, London (partnership dissolved in 2000). Opened studio in France in 2001, but also operates in England. Acid-etched, sandblasted architectural glass, table-tops & lighting, some slumping & enamelling

Radford, Jane
Norton Cottage, 4 School Lane, Arundel , West Sussex BN18 9DR (01903-883 240, mobile 07906-256 449)
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Sous Verre technique - water colour & mixed media painted under glass. Nature, landscape inspired works to commission. Studio classes available

Rainbow Glass Studios
172 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JL (020-7249 0276)
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Traditional and modern domestic, architectural and ecclesiastic stained glass. Specialists in leaded stained glass, fusing, sandblasting, acid etching, kiln formed casting and painting (day courses and evening workshops available)

Raven, Louisa
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Trained at RCA, began making glass in 1998. As of February 2012, Louisa informs us that she is no longer involved in making glass

RDW Glass
23 Fleming Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G31 1PQ, Scotland (0141-556 3312)
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Rich Welsh. Wide variety of glasswork, including stained glass, blown glass bowls, sand-blasting

Read, Ellie
c/o Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ (01384-812 750)
Glass engraver

Red Hawk Studio Glass
Unit C14, Maws Craft Centre, Ferry Rd, Jackfield, Telford, Salop TF8 7LS (01952-884 563)
Studio closed 2007

Red House Glass Cone
High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ (01384-812 750)
old website   new website
As at 2008, the resident glassblowers are: Ian Bamforth, Vic Bamforth, Malin Blomgren, Ian MacDonald & Caroline Scully

Reekie, David
48 Earlham Green Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 8HE (01603-501 843)
Figurative forms

Rees, Caroline (see Caroline Rees Glass Design)

Regency Stained Glass
139 Tenniswood Rd, Enfield, Middx EN1 3LU (020-8366 6575)
Established c 1980. Stained glass

Reid, Colin
New Mills, Slad Rd, Stroud, Glos GL5 1RN (01453-751 421)
Abstract forms, found objects, public art, tables, vessels, sculptural objects in glass for exhibition & commission. Techniques: kiln-casting by lost wax, grinding, polishing, sandblasting etc. Materials include lead crystal & optical glass & other media such as wood, stone & metal

Richardson, Sarah
The Old School, Slaley, Hexham, Northumbs NE47 0AD (01434-673 082)
Traditional, etched, fused & painted architectural leaded stained glass

Ricketts, Wayne (see Wayne Ricketts Stained Glass)

Ringland, Gaynor Elizabeth
25 Portway, Warminster, Wilts BA12 8QG (01985-216 187)
One-off brightly-coloured enamelled glass bowls & jewellery. Also copper-encapsulated mirrors, clocks, brooches, cufflinks, earrings & small decorative panels

Ritchie, Eva Barbara
website    e-mail
Studio glass artist, specialising in kiln-formed glass

Rivers, Lynn
c/o Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ (01384-812 762)
Stained glass artist

Robey, Steve
Rochford Mount, Upper Rochford, Worcestershire WR15 8SP (01584-781 759)
Glass cutting & stained glass

Robinson, Steve & Hannah (see Steve Robinson Glass)

Roger Tye Glass
PO Box 140, Houghton Le Spring DH5 8WX (mobile 07973-478 596)
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Graduated from Manchester Poly 1975. During the 1980s he was chief maker for Pauline Solven & Charlie Meaker, then set up Phoenix Hot Glass Studio in 1989, very successfully producing hot-formed art glass bowls, vases, candlesticks & sculptural pieces, often inspired by plant forms, which sold through high-end outlets (including Liberty's in London). Roger closed Phoenix in 2005 so that he could concentrate more on his sculptural, installation pieces

Rolldove Glass Engraving Studio
16 Bank Walk, Horninglow , Burton on Trent, Staffs DE13 0UX (01283-517 232)
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Ian Parr. Engraver of glass & crystal, specialist in military insignia

Romanelli, Bruno
24 Stockwell Gardens, London SW9 0RX (020-7274 2871)
Uncoloured, figurative cast glass sculpture, ground, polished, sandblasted

Roman Glassmakers
Unit 16, Project Workshops, Lains Farm, Quarley, Andover, Hampshire SP11 8PX (01264-889 688)
Roman website    Georgian website
Established 1989 by Mark Taylor (glassmaker). David Hill (artist) joined 1995. Reproduction late Hellenistic & Roman glass vessels, based on research into, & experimentation with, ancient glassmaking techniques. Now also reproduce Georgian glassware

Rose, Fabian
2a Moorish Rd, Brixton, London SW2 4EH (020-8678 6006)
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Kaleidoscopes made from glass & other materials. Finished in silver, copper & other hard electroplates

Rosedale Glass
The Old Forge, Rosedale Abbey, North Yorkshire YO18 8SA (01751-421 550)

Ross, Helena (see Helix Glass Studio)

Rowe, Layne (see Layne Rowe Glass Studios)

Rowe, Mike (see Integrated Glass Forming)

Royal Brierley Crystal Ltd
on A4037, 3 miles from M5 Junction 2, or 6 miles from M6 Junction 10, next to the Black Country Living Museum (0121-530 5607)
Formerly Stevens & Williams (see 'glassware manufacturers' section of 'glass notes'). David Redman (Product Development Designer). After encountering financial difficulties in the late 1990s, went into receivership in 2000. Subsequently bought by various companies, finally becoming a division of Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd in 2006

Royal Doulton Crystal
High St, Amblecote, Stourbridge, W Midlands DY8 4HS (01384-552 934)
Established 1986. Formerly Webb Corbett. As of 2009, part of WWRD Holdings (Waterford, Wedgwood & Royal Doulton), owned by KPS Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm

Royal Doulton Crystal
Hobson St, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST6 2AW (01782-292 292)

Ruh, Michael
12 Coldale Walk, London SE21 8LZ (020-8761 6019)
Furnace glass, mouth-blown to create commemorative objects, dishes, paperweights, urns, vases, vessels, objects which are later embellished with masking material then sand-blasted. "I use the glass as a carrier for drawn images"

Rupert Scott Ltd
The Glass Studio, Mytton Mill, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury
Established 2001. Steve & Hannah Robinson. Now trading as Steve Robinson Glass (see separate entry)

Rushbrooke, Karlin
Lower Wormhill Cottage, Madley, Hereford HR2 9QF (01981-250 835)
Trained at Stourbridge School of Art. Working since 1971. Abstract & figurative forms, perfume-bottles, jugs, vases, paperweights. Mostly free-blown work. Heavy, glassy, strong, sometimes humorous. Coloured glass inclusions or surface decoration

Ruskin Mill Glasshouse College (Ruskin Glass Centre)
Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HF (01384-399 400)
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Established 2001 on site of former Royal Doulton glassworks in Stourbridge’s historic glass quarter, & houses a wide range of skilled craftspeople. Visitors can view glass blowing, cutting, kiln work, lampwork & stained glass manufacture

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