hand made glass vase by Michael Ruh uk
THE MICHAEL RUH STUDIO creates glassware for individuals and luxury brands. All pieces are designed and crafted by master glass-blower Michael Ruh from his studio in South London. Production is limited to a handful of pieces per day, hand-blown and made from pure, optical-quality glass.
Michael trained at the Institutuut voor Kunst Ambachten and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY) under master glass-blowers William Gudenrath, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott before setting up his own studio in 2004. His craftmanship has become sought after worldwide.
The only glass-blowing studio in the UK using optical quality and recycled glass
OPTICAL-QUALITY glass is incredibly pure with a much higher refractive index than normal glass. It is usually used in binocular, camera and microscope lenses but we use it for its clarity, density and how it enhances our colour work. It is also harder to work with (literally) than normal glass and requires different styles of blowing, shaping and heating in the making of glass objects.
The GLASS IS 98% RECYCLED optical glass with the highest "green" credentials across our collections. Our clear glass is 100% recycled glass.
This vas luxury glass
e ,made in 1998 by "our glass" ( Michael Ruh ) is a soft translucent purple ( hyacinth) one side is textured and one side is smooth. measures 22.5 cm high x 9 cm wide x 7cm deep