Jochen Holz originally trained in lamp engineering and design in Germany before moving to Britain to study glass at Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art. After graduating in 2003 he established his own studio in Stratford, east London.
Concentrating on the unusual technique of lamp working, Jochen is one of very few glass artists practising this form of glass blowing in Britain. His design approach is guided by the making process and the flow of hot glass. Navigating the possibilities and restrictions of the technique and material, his objects range from free formed textured borosilicate tumblers and vases to coloured incalmo jugs and wine glasses.
He was awarded the RSA Award in 2000, the Centre Prize at the RCA in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Prize.