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Author Topic: Glass (paperweight) studios in Charente-Maritime (France)  (Read 1065 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Glass (paperweight) studios in Charente-Maritime (France)
« on: May 20, 2007, 12:41:34 PM »
Would you have any hints on glass studios in general (paperweight artists in particular) in Charente-Maritime (France) or surroundings?
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Glass (paperweight) studios in Charente-Maritime (France)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 01:14:35 PM »
sorry only glazers in Poitou-Charentes according to Le Guide des Verriers.

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Re: Glass (paperweight) studios in Charente-Maritime (France)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 10:14:42 PM »
Wolf,
Give me a few days, I will see what I can find out for you.
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Marcus

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Re: Glass (paperweight) studios in Charente-Maritime (France)
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 04:12:44 PM »
Wolf, Give me a few days, I will see what I can find out for you.

Hi Marcus,

thank you very much for your offer - and no real hurry: we'll be on holiday in the area in September, and it would be nice to "plan" a visit, rather than just keep our eyes open (which we always do).

sorry only glazers in Poitou-Charentes according to Le Guide des Verriers.

Thank you for checking. As you seem to have access to this book: is the "Verrerie de Locronan" (Bretagne) mentioned in there? We bought a fairly large item (almost 2 kg) there a couple of years ago - a "newel post to be":
(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/sonst21-150.jpg)(click on image for larger view)
similar to this one (finished):
(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/sonst21b-150.jpg)(click on image for larger view)
The piece we found in the back of the shop (and liked) was broken - but we were told two new ones like it were in the annealing oven, almost finished. We had a quick look at them, chose one - and were able to pick it up an hour later - wrapped in masses of paper, and promising to keep it wrapped for at least another day. As we have no place for a newel post, we very much liked the idea of having a "one-off footed paperweight"  ;).
So - if the verrerie is mentioned in the book, any info would be appreciated.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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