Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting SB NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Friends and relatives say a sad farewell to top Stourbridge glass designer
3:20pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
FRIENDS and relatives have said a sad farewell to an influential Stourbridge glass designer who died at the age of 93.
Renowned post-war British designer John Luxton, who spent his entire career with the old Stuart Crystal glassmaking firm based in Camp Hill, died on September 29 after a short illness.
Old Hill-born Mr Luxton, who lived in Hagley, was considered a major figure in the industry – responsible for drastically altering the cut glass scene in the UK, together with Irene Stevens and David Hammond.
His funeral was held at Stourbridge Crematorium on Friday October 11.
Grand-daughter Katrina Luxton said: “There was much sadness but also some laughter and many people from Hagley, Stuart Crystal as well as long time friends and family attended on a very cold and windy day to say farewell to John.”
Donations given at the funeral will go to the British Heart Foundation.
Tributes to Mr Luxton can still be paid on a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/G.J.Luxton) on which Katrina plans to post designs by her grandfather that have never been seen publicly before.
Comments are closed on this article.