Author Topic: 2 possible Whitefriars streaky paperweights made with flattened star canes ?  (Read 1924 times)

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Offline daveweight

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Hi Mike,
After leaving Whitefriars Ray worked as a hospital porter but has now retired.
Dave


Offline Leni

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Ray came out of retirement recently to do some occasional work at Adam Aaronson's studio.  He has made paperweights and vases, including some weights using Whitefriars canes, saved from the factory when it closed down.  Here are a couple of mine.   
Leni


Offline Lily of the Valley

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Oh my, Leni ..... How lovely!!!  :D  Your photos are a bright treat for a foggy morning in my corner of the world.  :kissy:

Lily  :mrgreen:


Offline Baked_Beans

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How teriffic ! A real joy to behold , I hope Ray wants to stay semi-retired for years to come !

I remember seeing some Whitefriars canes for sale on ebay, they were neatly arranged in a plastic Petridish stuck into bluetac and they looked like a close-packed  paperweight . I asked the seller the question 'these canes look like they are stuck in Bluetac , do they usually come like this ?'   ......I just got a terse reply !    :-[  :ooh:
Mike


Offline johnphilip

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Hi Ray set a few up in blue tack for  friends i was lucky enough to be given one by Ray  i am proud to say , i believe the others were charged but not a lot , THANKS Ray .  ;D


Offline Baked_Beans

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Thanks John,

That explains it then ! ....I thought it was a half-finished paperweight !

I hope your canes will end up, one day, as a beautiful paperweight with Ray's help   :X: ;)
 
Mike


 

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