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Mr. Ray Markow

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Licensing

Santa Barbara Design Studio

Direct 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. more

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Owner and Product Development Manager

Santa Barbara Ceramic Design Inc


Santa Barbara Ceramic Design Inc


Santa Barbara Design Studio

Santa Barbara Ceramic Design Inc

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Little Foxes Fine Gifts - Santa Barbara Design Studio

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Santa Barbara Design Studio was founded by Ray Markow in 1976. LEARN MORE...

Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, SBCD

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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

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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

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Ray Markow, CEO director of Licensing raym@sb-designstudio.com

Santa Barbara Design Studio ...

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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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