Although Lalique is best known for his Art Deco glass of the inter-war years, his career began in the early 1890s as the designer of the finest Art Nouveau jewellery, creating stunning pieces from horn, glass and enamel. His jewels were about style and craftsmanship rather than vulgar ostentation. From creating customised perfume bottles for famous perfumers through into decorative vases, tableware, lamps and even architectural glass, his glass is regarded as some of the finest ever created.
Anne Anderson has been a NADFAS lecturer since 1994 and is currently Hon Associate Professor at Exeter University and a tutor at the V&A. She has toured Australia three times and has lectured on Swan Hellenic Minerva and the Spirit of Adventure. Her television credits include th BBC's Flog It!