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Mr. Ray Markow

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Chief Executive Officer and Direc...

Phone: (805) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.com
Santa Barbara Design Studio
1650 Beacon Place
Santa Barbara , California 93101
United States

Company Description: We make what we love and we love what we make.

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Little Foxes Fine Gifts - Santa Barbara Design Studio, 4 Nov 2013 [cached]
Santa Barbara Design Studio was founded by Ray Markow in 1976. LEARN MORE...
Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, SBCD, 4 June 2012 [cached]
Santa Barbara Ceramic Design was founded in 1976 by Raymond Markow. He still owns the business, and made a transition from hand painted art pottery to production household accessories in the mid-1980's.
This rather obscure SBCD line of pottery was inspired by a visit Ray and I paid to Bloomingdale's in New York in 1982-3. He spotted the Rosenthal display of detailed abstract designs, carved into vases and cast in a Parian-ware body. Ray put his twist on the idea and created the 'Florescence' line - a very functional, all-white selection of vases with floral designs. It expanded our retail reach, selling for only $18 - $48.
After a few years, the line was discontinued and in 1985-6 Ray sold it to me.
15-30,000 pieces were made by Ray and about 15,000 by me. I have the original carvings but in September of 1999 sold the molds to a couple in Summerville, SC.
For collectors: all Florescence pieces Ray or I made are glazed inside only, except for experiments. Ray's pieces are off-white inside & out and fired at cone 10. Because of his high firing temperature, Ray's are more durable and about 10% smaller than mine.
Creative Leisure News - Designing Perspectives, 21 Nov 2005 [cached]
Ray Markow. Ray is the owner and product development manager for Santa Barbara Ceramic Design. An art school graduate, he founded SBCD in 1976 after working briefly as a studio potter. SBCD has grown into one of the leading suppliers of licensed design giftware products. Ray has overseen the creation of thousands of products, each based on the artwork and designs of independent artists such as Mary Engelbreit, Anne Ormsby, Jill Seale , Michael Godard, and Kathleen McKenna.
Ray is recognized for his ability to spot trends and attributes his success to his passion for promoting talented emerging designers.
Santa Barbara Design Studio Marketing Website, 21 Feb 2012 [cached]
Ray Markow, CEO director of Licensing
Santa Barbara Design Studio ..., 4 Nov 2013 [cached]
Santa Barbara Design Studio was founded by Ray Markow in 1976 and is an industry leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of licensed art gifts, home decor, fashion accessories and entertainware products.
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