Marco Lopulalan – born 23-02-1969


As a boy of 18, Marco took his first steps in the crystal factory of Royal Leerdam Crystal. He grew up in the working-class district of Leerdam, "behind the Pijp". His grandfather was a chalice maker on "The Hut", a specialization that Marco mastered like no other and earned him his Master title.  

His drive comes from what the profession means to him. It took him about ten years to get the hang of it. Then came the moment he stepped over the threshold; he was gripped by the glass – compare it to a crush. From then on forward he developed a passion for the profession and did everything he could to grow that love. It's in his head all the time.



Sept 1987 – Aug. 2020 Royal Leerdam Crystal
Master glass blower

Sept.2013 – Aug. 2020 Teacher
Training of apprentice blazer 

Juni 2009 – Juli 2015  Productmanager
Royal Leerdam Crystal

Febr. 2004 – Wedding crockery 
Making Royal crockery

April 1995 – Sept. 2019 Oranjevaasjes
Meesterglasblazer Oranjevaasjes


IGS 2021 - Novy Bor

Professional Workshops:

Juli 2018 Masterclass Ngwena Glass

Juni 2010 Masterclass Ngwena Glass

Juni 2009 Masterclass Ngwena Glass        

Juni 2008 Masterclass Northland Creature Glass

Juni 1999 Uitwisselingsproject Zweden