The Boffos were Italian although they'd worked at whitefriars for a long time before going to Mdina. Ettore died before Harris left Malta and Vicente.... may have stayed at Mdina for a short while, (this information is proving very difficult to find out) before being forced to work for Malta Decorative Glass - a very short-lived company, set up by the Maltese government with Chinese backing. They had assumed that as MH could get a glass industry going with just one glassmaker and a few completely naieve apprentices, that anybody could. :thud:
Harris may have only worked there for a short time - but the business has survived and still thrives using his original designs, (although there is no recognition given to him by the factory at all) and it was he who taught the apprentices there (before the Boffos arrived).
Said has owned it outright since '85, he is Maltese.