May I thank all those who have contributed names and ides of British Glass Designers. missing of course is Christopher Dresserregarded perhaps as teh faher of modern British designer ( along with Rennie Mackintsoh in Scotland!
yes, he did design manynon glass items, but i hope to feature him and many of the otehr names mentioned.
My next plan is a tribute to the late great Peter Deiser, MBE one of the nicest and most talented people I hav ever met!
We worked together on a few projects including the amazing ruby glass cone, ( one of the last things made at Thomas Webb's Dennis Hall Works!, now on loan to the Science Museum,.
It was commissioned for the Glass Gallery set up in the 1960's by The Glass manufacturer's Federation in Portland Place, ( noe British Glass in Sheffield) with coloured windows designed by David Queensberry (another great name of British design, sadly overlooked!).
Anyway, hopefully "Peter Dreiser MBE, Engraver Extrodinaire" - together with the Guild of Glass Engravers support, will be an exhibition for Spring 2008 to look forward to, in a large hi tech state of the art setting,
( actually some refurbished air conditioned prestige offices I iam commandeering for the purpose before reletting them!) So no " Black Hole of Calcutta" for those members of the Glass Circle who visited in June! ( A Training room planned for 20 with 32 visitors, and no air con on a very warm day...Sorry!)
A tribute to this gentle talented giant who I believe to be the finest copper wheel engraver of the 20th century and who died last autumn, is badly overdue! S.