Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, Mark Raynes Roberts is an award-winning goldsmith, who was recognized by the British Jewelers Association at the age of 16. Trained by renowned glass artist and engraver, Ronald Pennell, at the Birmingham City University, Institute of Art & Design, he emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1982, establishing an international reputation as a crystal artist and designer. Over the past 30 years, he has worked with many of North America’s leading Fortune 500 companies and luxury retailers, and is the creator and designer of many of Canada’s most prestigious awards including the Rogers Cup. His crystal art has also been presented to royalty, heads of state and distinguished leaders; and resides in many private and corporate art collections around the world.