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Shetland Glass vase
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:16:38 PM »
Saw this small vase this morning and snapped these photos as I had never heard of Shetland Glass before. Britains most northerly glassworks I presume.....

The vase was quite nicely made, thinly blown, with trailed glass and chips marvered in to form the decoration, about 4 inches tall, ground and polished base.

While chatting to Ron Wheeler about the vase (he had seen it earlier) he told me that Shetland Glass was started by Chris Rouse with the help of a government grant some time in the early to mid 1980s. Rouse had previously been a glass blower at Isle of Wight Studio Glass. It seems that Shetland Glass did not last for long. Anyone have any more info?

John


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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 07:18:25 PM »
 :hiclp: :hiclp:  Hmmmmm... never heard of it either, but then I am still learning  :spls: -- and have lots to learn -- but just have not come across that on the Net

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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 01:23:16 PM »
There's nothing in "Scotland's Glass", the book, there's nothing in the new Hajdamach. I haven't investigated Scotland's Glass the website yet.
It's a lovely thing, John - I'm having a vague wonder if this might be related to the stoppered bit Chilternhills is currently trying to id?
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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 12:54:42 AM »
??????

Not sure IF this is of any Help   ** HERE 

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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 08:20:17 AM »
Shetland Art Glass is currently on Ebay at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SHETLAND-ART-GLASS-LITTLE-GREEN-BIRD-NEW-BOX-/260728882688 which shows a box with the label.

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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 09:05:12 AM »
Sorry Sue, I should of mentioned I looked in Scotland's Glass and on Scotland Glass but drew a blank. Didn't think to try Hajdamach though!

Rose, that is a contemporary maker of fused and slumped glass by the look of it, sadly no connection I guess. What a happy coincidence that there is another Shetland Glass item on ebay at present (and with a box that is very IoWSG in style - thanks Ross).

John



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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 11:42:52 AM »
I found Glansin - and the little birdie, but didn't think Glansin had anything to do with it - it's fused, while Shetland is hot-worked glass from the pot.

Perhaps somebody at Glansin might know more about Shetland Glass?
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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 05:19:56 AM »
Shetland Glass are shown as having been at Unit 1-2 Blydoit Industrial Estate, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0UG
Phone: 01595 880432

Unit 1 is now occupied by Blydoit Fish so I'm thinking they are no longer there.



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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 05:23:12 PM »
Hi I worked with Chris Rouse at Shetland glass, this is a piece from the Shetland Shoreline collection, haven't seen one for years!


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Re: Shetland Glass vase
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 03:37:17 PM »
Thanks for the info, always good to have a name. Do you remember if the collection included other shapes and colours?

John

 

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