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Author Topic: Who are the important British Domestic Glass designers of the 20th century?  (Read 41208 times)

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Offline Frank

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Re: Who are the important British Domestic Glass designers of the 20th century?
« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2008, 02:06:52 PM »
Bermondsey Glass:

Guy Underwood               Pre-war (These boards and my own research)


Now extended to 1930's, if also Bermondsey Glass to be confirmed. see here

and Nigels input here

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Angus Sillars - Strathearn Glass designer

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Re: Who are the important British Domestic Glass designers of the 20th century?
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2008, 10:16:54 AM »
George Walton - James Couper & Sons

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Michael Harris, I'm currently into a new designer/blower Dominic Fonde who is worth checking out.

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Found some more, ref Design '46 "Britain Can Make It" exhibition.

Walsh Walsh - Harry Trethowan & Agnes Pinder Davies
but could Glyn Farquharson be a misprint?

Stevens & Williams -
Deanne Meanley
Tom Jones

Stuart & Sons Ltd - P Cartwright.

Also included without designer name
Pressed Glass bowls & jug - United Glass Bottle Manufacturers

Independant:
J Lees (Glass figurines)


Mod: Deanne Meanley's name corrected as per Nigel's post below.

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Frank,

There's a typo - should be Deanne Meanley. Mentioned in this thread 6 November 2007 along with Tom Hill.

I agree about the probable misprint Glyn/Clyne that you point out.

Nigel

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Re: Who are the important British Domestic Glass designers of the 20th century?
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2008, 03:00:35 PM »
 :)

Tim Harris and Elizabeth Harris, Isle of Wight Studio Glass.
Tim also designed for Royal Brierly.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Who are the important British Domestic Glass designers of the 20th century?
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2008, 07:23:19 PM »

I can's spell Brierley, sorry,  :-[ and forgot to mention  :-[
Elizabeth Harris also designed the Union Flag textiles used for just about everything seen in and around Carnaby Street during the '60s.
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Thanks for the wonderful response (77) to date! I raised the topic as one of the four rooms is dedicated to British glass designers. I feel it is useful to look in some details work by a person who has spent many years designing glass. I listen to Roger Dodsworth of Broadfield House at the February Cambridge Glass fair lecture he gave, refer to being told about a house in Surrey, ( I think), full of glass designs that would be thrown in the skip if no one was interested! It turned out to be the archives of Alexander hardie Williamson. Sherdley and Ravenhead designer, and thank goodness Roger persuaded the Trustees to take and preserve them.
 The point is, as I see it, there are many Museums with air twist stem, Jacobite goblets, etc galore, but bearing in mind the twentieth century was the most prolific for the British glass industry, which has since almost collapsed. Where are the collections of everyday drinking glasses. I get a thrill in my tiny Museum when someone says "My nan had some of thoses glasses". They are part of ouir history and childhood but ignored by the big Museum like the V&A and Broadfield House, so a collection is needed!

Keep on suggesting the names of british designers. the fact there are so many, and so many neglected says a lot about our culture and heritage as a nation! 

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Has anyone mentioned Catherine Hough . just google her you will see what i am saying .jp

 

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