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John Barrable
« on: September 27, 2010, 11:13:48 AM »

       I am trying to find any information about John Barrable, glassmaker, having searched the web, and only found one piece  [1985], sold by Batemans auctioneers earlier this year, otherwise drawn a blank.  I have just purchase one of his vases.
   Look forward to any replies,     J.


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 04:15:54 PM »
No photos?  :cry:

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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 05:51:34 PM »
It might be worth contacting Rufford Gallery, where the piece sold by Bateman's was bought in 1985. They may be able to tell you more about him. Do let us know what you find out please.
http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/home/leisure/arts/ruffordcraftcentre.htm


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 08:24:33 PM »
  Hi, contacted Rufford Gallery, & Notts. County Council, but no joy.   Picture encl.  background is like polished mahogany, & difficult to show, believe it may be from late 70s to early eighties.        J.



 


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 10:15:31 PM »
Hmmm that's strange - I suppose there's no-one around who remembers, and they either  don't have or can't be bothered to look up their records of past exhibitions.  Adam A might know though, he should be back from his current show at the weekend so we'll see then. Keep your fingers crossed.  :X:


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 10:22:31 PM »
I assume it's signed? Can you show us a good clear closeup of the signature please? And some more shots of the vase against a plain white background would help too. Thanks. :)


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 10:05:31 AM »
  Hi Anne, I dont think it's signed, although you could make the marks on base look like JB, with artistic licence.
  Further pictures encl.  Front--Close up --Base.
  Best regards, J.


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 10:07:07 AM »
 
     Whoops, it was meant to be:-


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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 08:58:26 PM »
I met him in the eighties when he was a mature student who graduated from the late lamented International Glass Centre at Dudley. I don't know what happened to him though.
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Re: John Barrable
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 02:07:28 PM »
I have just contacted Richard Golding ref above.     His edited comments are:-

John was an older student at the glass centre in Brierly Hill in about 1982, after running his own advertising business.  Got bored after retiring, so set up a glass house in Cambridge, making unique pieces of copper & ruby glass. It was my fault he went down that direction, because I showed him how no two melts ever come out the same. That was it, he was hooked. John worked for about 3 years on some amazing pieces, & then had heart problems, & died during a bypass op.  A sad day, we all lost a great artist that day. & I lost a friend.  You have a very special piece.

Many thanks to all who replied to my message.

Regards., John.

With thanks to Richard Golding for the above information.

 



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