Michael Ruh

Michael Ruh

About Us

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 Gudenvath and Ben Edols before setting up his own studio in 2004.




Simple, beautiful hand-blown glass

The Michael Ruh Shop sells a selected range of glass tableware, vases and lighting designed by Michael Ruh. Production is limited to a handful of pieces per day and all pieces are made from pure, optical-quality glass.

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Pieces are made to order in a choice of colours

Or pieces can provide the basis for bespoke

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Commissioning glass work

Whether you are a professional designer or somebody seeking a bespoke gift, The Micheal Ruh Studio works with you to create truly inspiring pieces.

We produce work utilising traditional and innovative glass making techniques for all kinds of individuals and organisations worldwide. An exquisite perfume bottle, a unique chandelier, a range of signature tableware - the creative journey is never the same but always delightful – and it starts with a friendly conversation about your needs. We listen, explore ideas and create with you.

"I needed outstanding craftsmanship and a real understanding of what I wanted to achieve. Working with Michael Ruh never disappoints." - Lyn Harris & Perfumer H

What can we make for you?

Almost from the opening of our studio, sixteen years ago, we were commissioned to design and make hand-blown tableware for Calvin Klein in the United States and lighting for Ochre in London. Today, we continue our creative journey with both companies – delivering new designs and repeat orders.

Over the years, we've produced work for many other well-known businesses – Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Christian Dior, Liberty, Barneys, Conran Associates, Ally Capellino, Poliform and WHotel to name a few.

We've also assisted individuals with new business development – Perfumer Lyn Harris and her beautiful perfume bottles for Perfumer H and artist Sebastian Cox's Whisky Trolley with The New Craftsmen.

At present, we're working on making the Christmas tableware for a private client in the US and making a range of 'Chelsea Jars' (see photograph) for a pop-up craft shop in Tokyo.

Coloured glass jars