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Re: The cat that got the cream
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 09:51:36 PM »
John,
you probably didnt see this thread, I did it as well  :thup:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,19092.0.html

Andy
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Re: The cat that got the cream
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 10:48:27 PM »
Andy, I have been dreaming of finding a Michael Harris crizzle stone for some time (since I read Mark Hill's book), I heard of a find (must have been yours) at an auction via the grapevine and felt as much hope as jealousy. This stone does not have the size of those I have seen photographed and I have not seen one in the 'flesh' to compare Father's and son's but they all look more than fantastic to me.

I must also confess to some more outrageous good fortune, about two years ago I bought a fish vase (faceted) signed by Michael Harris for a song at a local car boot sale. At the time my interest in glass was mostly Scandinavian and I did not know what I had bought (I knew it was nice) until I got home and did a little research, I was speechless (well nearly). The colours of the fish vase are purples, blues, greens and amber, I was converted.

Fantastic finds are still out there but if everyone else can just form an orderly queue.....

John


Some photos of the fish vase follow, the colours are more vibrant to the eye than they appear in these snaps.


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Re: The cat that got the cream
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 11:09:58 PM »
Here is a photo of the crizzle stone lit with a table lamp, it really comes to life, a fantastic bit of glass, superb artistry and glass making skill.

I am in awe.

  


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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 08:36:35 AM »
Ahem....


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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 11:38:33 AM »
Crikey, are they breeding John!  :o  :mrgreen:  ;D


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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2009, 02:54:03 PM »
If they are Anne they need a little more genetic diversity to create some new colour combinations.  ;D

I will come clean and admit to also buying the green one that Ron Wheeler had for sale earlier in the year (I need a wide angle lens on my camera for that one).

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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2009, 12:49:28 PM »
To my knowledge, Tim signed all the ones he made. I don't know how many there were altoghether, but it wasn't many - I'm sure Ron would know.
They were also made to be quite different to those made by his Dad, so that there would be no chance of having Tim's signature polished off and being passed off as older pieces.
He had a short spell of making a few things based on his Dad's original designs, in tribute to him.
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2009, 05:04:13 PM »
In artistic terms, you would also want to impart your own 'touch' by making the new work different, variation on a theme is a time honoured device/process and who apart from a con man (or woman!) would make an exact copy.
I am sure that Timothy Harris would value his artistic integrity highly and I see no problems myself by anyone paying a little homage to someone as influential as Michael Harris. Respect is due (I appreciate I may well be preaching to the converted on this forum).

I am going to include a photo of the stones in this years calender competion, though still trying to decide on which photos to submit.

John


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Re: The cat that got the cream - Crizzle Stone - Harris
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2009, 06:08:56 PM »
 :hiclp:

Very true, also to keep to the family motto;

"Our best work will be done tomorrow."
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


 



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