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Offline Dave the Glass

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Nice piece of studio art glass. This heavy vase stands 7 inches tall & 6 in diameter, it is marked on the base No 232 1985 & a signature i can't work out, can you help me with the maker.


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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 01:30:32 PM »
Barry Cullen
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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 02:03:40 PM »
Thanks for that just googled him & not a lot there. Have you any further info?


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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 11:48:17 PM »
Fulham, 80's will try to remember more...
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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 05:22:51 PM »
Hiya,

Such little as I know is from meeting Barry at Covent Garden Market back in the late 70's where he occasionally used to sell pieces at the Saturday market.

The shape of the vase you have is typical of his work with opaque colouring to the rim and shoulder of the piece at that time. I bought a couple of drinking glasses from him as well as vases. The vases are far more competent than the glasses, which were heavy and far too think to drink from.  I remember discussing the problems of making stemware with him, which I seem to remember he found somewhat of a challenge. I also recall him being concerned at the difficulty in making a living at glass blowing. I'd say, some things just don't change do they?

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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 09:59:26 PM »
I remembered reading this thread ages ago and I've just come across something related to this vase. On page 252 of Charles Hajdamach's 20th Century British Glass plate 528 there is an absolutely stupendous vase engraved by Peter Dreiser called 'The Price of Oil' - the vase has a dark shoulder neck and rim where the dark part goes further down the vase than the vase in this thread, and then is  paler from under the dark shoulder downwards.  The fish on the engraving are all in the paler section facing upwards trying to get through the globules of oil on the 'surface' i.e. the darker shoulder and neck of the vase.  The vase was blown by Barry Cullen, the whole piece is utterly fantastic imho - the combination of the blown and the engraved and the use of the colour.
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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 10:03:45 PM »
I know the piece you mean. It is really excellent.
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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 10:38:33 PM »

I agree, it's a stunning piece of work.

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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 10:44:14 PM »
Not related to this thread really...a little diversion but with the common link being the engraver,  I also think Peter Dreiser's 'Drowning of the Innocents' is a scarily impactful piece of glass (Blown by Neil Wilkin) - In both cases the blown piece in combination with the obviously incredible engraving, the impact of the message being imparted, they are perfection in terms of engraved glass for me.
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Re: Studio art glass vase help with signature
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 12:14:45 PM »
Ahem, I want those pieces. (Price of oil and drowning of the innocents) I've wanted them for YEARS and years and years. Paws off if they ever come up!
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