I'm delighted to announce the publication of my new book on Caithness Glass. The book comprises:
â€¢ A specially written introduction covering the history of Caithness Glass from the inception of the idea in 1958 until 2008, and containing entirely new, as yet unpublished, information.
â€¢ Compiled with the help of Domhnall Ã“Broinâ€™s daughter Emer, key figures in the company, and leading designers and glassmakers including Peter Holmes.
â€¢ A detailed examination of co-founder and first designer Domhnall Ã“Broinâ€™s life, and his work at Caithness Glass.
â€¢ Archive photographs showing the factoryâ€™s early days, and never seen before.
â€¢ Over 200 specially commissioned full colour photographs by Graham Rae.
â€¢ Photographs of rare and unique pieces from the collection of Emer Ã“Broin.
â€¢ A thorough examination of the companyâ€™s enormously successful, yet hitherto ignored, sandbasted designs, accompanied by a list of the names of sandblasters.
â€¢ Clearly divided into chapters comprising â€˜Clear Colourâ€™, â€˜Stripes & Mottlesâ€™, â€˜Complex Decorationâ€™ and â€˜Cut, Engraved & Sandblastedâ€™, allowing you to quickly and easily identify your Caithness glass.
â€¢ Designers covered include Domhnall Ã“Broin, Colin Terris, Paul Ysart, David Gulland, Denis Mann, Helen MacDonald, Alastair MacIntosh, Gordon Hendry, and Sarah Peterson.
â€¢ Ranges covered include Stroma, Morven, Scaraben, Oban, Spinningdale, Adagio, Cadenza, Tartan Twist, and the later complex studio-type ranges of the 1990s and 2000s.
â€¢ Information on the different colours, boxes and labels used by the company, and original advertisements and catalogue pages.
It costs Â£20 + P&P from my website, www.markhillpublishing.com
I hope you enjoy it and find it useful, I'll be very interested in your comments!