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Offline chilternhills

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For collectors of Isle of Wight Studio Glass this is the event of the year. Tim Harris will be making a special collectors piece with limited availability, surely the highlight of the event. It will be a great opportunity for IOWSG avids to meet and get to know each other. I was at the studio today and heard that Mark Hill will be there too.

More info here: http://www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk/latest-news/

If you are a member of the IOWSG or Artius Glass collectors club you are invited.

By the way, I will be making a long weekend out of it. The hotel I will be staying at in Shanklin is offering a special deal. The hotelier will be picking up guests on Friday, 17th October, anywhere reasonably between Oxford and Southampton and taking them to his hotel. Then on the day ferrying people to the event at Arreton Barns. He will then take guests back to their pickup point on the mainland on Monday, 20th October. It is not often that such door to door service is offered. There is no need to worry about ferries from Southampton and East Cowes or transport on the island. If anyone is interested in this deal please contact me via my email on my web site (see link below).

I hope to see some of you in October.

Best wishes, Anton.
Visit my Isle of Wight Studio Glass enthusiasts' site at http://iowstudioglass.wikidot.com


Offline chilternhills

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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass Collectors Studio Day, 19th October 2014
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 10:54:15 PM »
I am back from the studio day. It was really interesting and stimulating. I took loads of pictures which will end up on my web site in due course. Ron Wheeler was the master of ceremonies. The programme started with Mark Hill officially opening the studio, even though it has been producing glass for six months. Then Jonathan Harris told us about his association with the studio from 1987 when he finished college. He showed us the Liberty pieces he designed at that time http://iowstudioglass.wikidot.com/liberty and some of his recent and spectacular cameo pieces, including a series of four pieces he calls Seasons designed for Asprey.

See

http://www.asprey.com/collection//crystal/four-seasons-vase-winter
http://www.asprey.com/collection//crystal/four-seasons-vase-spring-2
http://www.asprey.com/collection//crystal/four-seasons-vase-autumn

No picture of Summer I could find.

Then William Walker, the co-designer of Azurene, that really set up the early IOW studio on the way to success, demonstrated making a black Azurene jug. William was a really laid back guy and very humorous. It was amazing to see him 'perform'. Apparently William hadn't seen Timothy Harris since he was a child. Quite a reunion. Tim helped making the jug. William followed by by making one of his iconic landscape vases.

Tim then demonstrated the making a small graal vase, just before lunch. About half of the 30 or so collectors at the event had lunch together at the Dairyman's Daughter pub at Arreton Barns.

The afternoon was spent watching Tim make the special collector's day piece, a huge bag vase in the new design called Stratum. It was an incredibly complex process. All the collectors were fascinated, and Jonathan and William were just as riveted at Tim's skill. They were taking lots of pictures themselves.

The last part of the day was a bit of retail therapy! I spent too much and so did many others  ;D

Anton
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