Christopher Blade is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London. He has a Masters Degree and BA (Hons) Degree in Glass. He is currently MD of Cumbria Crystal, the last remaining luxury crystal manufacturer in the UK. Prior to this he was Head of Commissioning, Enterprise and the Studio at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland
Alongside the running of Cumbria Crystal Chris designs and produces bespoke art glass often inspired by his incredible adventures as a travel photographer. A selection of images can be viewed country-by-country under the Travel Photography section of this site. Other sections illustrate Contemporary Glass Sculptures with a selection of photo essays showing how things are made.
Chris worked as a University lecturer for 15 years, Course Leading three Higher Education programmes in 'Three Dimensional Design' & 'Commercial Interior Design'. His work in many private collections worldwide.