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400 Years of Glassmaking
Authors: Shiona Airlie & Brian Blench
A full-colour book about Scottish glass is being published now to coincide with the 400th anniversary, 1610–2010. Written by Brian Blench (formerly Head of Decorative Arts in Glasgow Museums) and Shiona Airlie (former Director at The National Glass Centre, Sunderland), it is believed to be the first general history of Scottish Glass aimed at the general reader. Fully illustrated with over 200 full-colour photographs, it will encourage readers to tour the country and explore Scotland's wonderful glassmaking heritage for themselves. (Sample pages to follow)
For more details, see these web sites:
The book is large-format (280mm x 210mm), approx. 77pp, full-colour, printed on quality art paper.
- Glasses actually used by Prince Charles Edward in 1745
- A massive, one metre tall epergne produced in 1837 for Queen Victoria's accession
- Bottles from the 18th and 19th centuries
- Rare examples of Clutha glass
- Exquisite 19th century engraving by Millar and Keller
- Examples from Monart, Ysart, Vasart, Strathearn
- The most prominent names in Scottish glassmaking examined: Sir George Hay, John Ford, John Baird, and 20th century notables such as Salvador Ysart, Helen Monro Turner, Alison Geissler, Alison Kinnaird
- Paperweight examples from Ysart, Caithness, Perthshire, Selkirk and individual craftsmen
- Stunning 20th century studio art glass and sculptures
FREE UK postage.
Due: 11 Dec 2009
Free P&P within the UK
+£3 to Europe
+£5 to the Rest of world
FREE with every order
Scotland's Glass: A Directory of Glass Businesses
complied by Frank Andrews
A 20-page booklet containing data and information on virtually every glassmaker working in Scotland today. Also includes buildings, places and sites of interest, museums, which are glass related.
Poole Twintone and Tableware
A new book encompassing the entire range of tableware from
Poole Pottery. Naturally, Twintone features heavily!
This book is an illustrated guide to the history of tableware
from Poole Pottery, and includes a history
of the company and information on the designers.
From a collector's aspect, this book will
be the definitive guide to Twintone and all the other
tableware ranges from Poole Pottery; full explanations on the
colours and glazes; details of the shapes and
patterns that were developed by the company; the scarcities and rarities; all the backstamps.
Due: April 25th 2009
Author: Anne Wilkinson
Brief details of the contents
- Foreword by John B. Adams
- Poole tableware from the 1920s to the twenty-first century.
- All the Twintone colours and shapes.
- Fully illustrated, and documented from contemporary sources
- More than 70 glazes identified
- More than 180 patterns illustrated
- Over 20 tableware shape designs described and explained
- With co-operation and support from the Poole Museum, the Dorset History Centre, The Potteries Museum and the Lifestyle Group.
- Extracts from the Poole archives.
- The designers: John Adams, Harold Stabler, Truda Carter, A.B. Read, Robert Jefferson, David Queensberry, Anita Harris, etc.
For more details:
Go to www.Twintone.co.uk
Chance Expressions (vol. 1)
Chance Expressions: now available (£17.99)
go to the Sales page.
a PDF of
the brochure (3.1MB)
Chance Additions (supplement to Expressions)
Chance Reflections (vol. 2)
The second volume of Chance Brothers
Chance Reflections will explain the history of the company, the technologies it employed and the products it developed.
Because of the vast amount of information that is now being made available by Sandwell Community History & Archives Service, following the return of the Chance archives from Pilkington, this has extended the expected release of the second book.
Also see: www.ChanceGlass.net
Go to www.ChanceGlass.net
A book written to support the Toc H charity.
Describes the life and times of the building,
Dor Knap during Toc H's tenure
for 20 years; 1959-1979. Includes
a potted history of the charity
and an extended history of the
environs, including Broadway
in Worcestershire, Broadway Hill
and Broadway Tower, where the founder
of the Arts & Crafts movement, William
Morris, lived for many years.
A total of over
£800 was raised, supporting Toc H youth
projects and Acorns
in mixed monochrome and colour,
silk laminated softback.
£4.00 - please
Go to www.DorKnap.com