Jochen Holz

Maker's story

Jochen Holz is an award-winning contemporary glass artist producing vibrant, organically shaped lampworked glassware and artworks. Jochen originally trained in lamp working in Germany before studying glass at Edinburgh College of Art and The RCA. After graduating in 2003 Jochen established his studio in East London. Jochen’s approach to design is guided by the lampworking process and the flowing forms of hot glass. Each piece is a one-off with a unique, spontaneous energy.


Jochen Holz favours borosilicate glass due its resistance to heat and suitability for lampworking. Lampworking is a technique in which glass is heated using heat and torches, with Jochen being one of few makers practising the method in Britain. He crafts each piece by hand, creating unique, contemporary objects which are functional as well as decorative. No two pieces are the same, due to the handmade nature of his work.