There are individual studios starting to pop up in artsy-craftsy areas producing consistently high quality, imaginative glass items. There are similar items to this in a small studio/shop near the River where I live which has a design not dissimilar to this (to be frank, I'd say the man who runs it it an incredible glassblower, but very much follows trends.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this place is that once he kiln is fired up again in a fortnight, he'll tailor a day's glassblowing demo & tuition (or longer if you wish) to individuals & small groups - anyone local to the South West would be welcome to join me.
He's also repairing an Art Nouveau iridescent Amethyst vase for me, which has fleabites >Â¼ inch around the rim. It's a 9 inch vase & the form makes a repair viable - what amazed me was the paltry Â£10 fee which includes the removal, bevelling & high polish internally to match! Bargain!
Regards all, Lyn