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Offline Paul S.

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views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:24:06 PM »
Had a good time today at Rye, on the east Sussex coast (U.K.) at Andy McConnell's showroom - and do I need to win the lottery more than ever now!   Thought you might like to see some of the mouth watering pieces he currently has (minus the 2 pieces I bought, of course),   If you haven't been - and you get the chance  -  it is a must, no matter what period/production/style you collect.    There is something for everyone, and I can't recommend it highly enough.    Sorry mods. if I have put this in the wrong place, and my sincere thanks to Andy McConnell for his permission to use these images in the public domain.

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 09:39:35 PM »
Thanks for posting these Paul - it's probably the closest I'll be getting to his place in quite a while.  So come on what did you get?

Suzy x

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 09:41:49 PM »
The proverbial Alladins cave eh?   I want to visit and go to one of his lectures - sadly it's and long way from Cumbria to Sussex :cry:

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 11:43:02 AM »
ssshhhhhh  -  provided this is just between you and me Suzy...........I bought the black Azurene Mdina vase (top right in the second picture  -  drool) and a lovely Webbs Bull's Eye conical vase in amber/uranium - which I hope to post, as I shall be grateful for Lustrousstone's opinion.   Must admit I wasn't really aware of the lectures that Steph mentions  -  will have to look into that side of things.   Has anyone else been along to these??    Steph  -  you should move down south to where the civilized people live ;)

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 12:35:17 PM »
I'd like to see a close up of it when you can Paul - and it's base.  Azurene is an IOWSG range, but Mdina have also produced some pieces that have the same look - very post Harris.  A piece from the States has just finished - Mdina shape but azurene style - ebay No 280502810213.

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 06:58:52 PM »
My sincere apologies Suzy  -  that was a genuine slip on my part :-[.   You are quite correct of course, it is IOWSG - and because I had been looking in Mark Hill's book and thinking of Mdina I confused myself.    It has, of course, the flame pontil mark, and is very similar to the vase on page 86 (lower left) in Mark Hill's book - although my piece is a little taller at 9".   I have attached a few pictures as requested, including the base.    Thanks again for bringing the error to my notice.
Reference:    'Michael Harris - Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass' - by Mark Hill - 2006.

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 07:08:30 PM »
This is a really early example of azurene - the flame pontil mark was phased out shortly after this range was developed, though I'm sure if you're trawling through the book you've worked this out for yourself. 

Well done  :hiclp:

Suzy x

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 07:21:54 PM »
Andy McConnell's lectures are great, he is entertaining, informative and enthusiastic.

I heard him speak on the subject of 20th century glass a few years ago when an antiques society in Cardiff booked him and I was lucky enough to gatecrash.

John

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 07:40:38 PM »
Lucky you - I've also heard he's very good, well worth emailing him for dates of forthcoming lectures & talks. :thup:

Paul, I'd willingly move back if it wasn't for all that traffic and hoards of people - civilized I don't think so..  :spls:

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Re: views of glass in Rye - Sussex - U.K.
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 08:11:49 PM »
You're right in many ways Steph  -  traffic is mind blowing - noisy - M25 is the biggest car park in the world - yes, and even the hoards of people detract from the peace and quiet of the country lanes - I've often thought of going up to Wales to escape from it all.   Some little slate roofed, white walled cottage - the villagers would touch their forelocks each time they saw me......and of a quiet summer's evening I could walk to the village pub and have a decent peaceful drink, watch the bats catching moths in the silent warmth of a late June night.......................AND THEN I REMEMBER........I'd be miles from all the decent boot sales :cry: :cry:
If someone finds out about any dates for Andy McConnell  -  please do let me know.   thanks.

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