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Offline ALLAN

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 04:31:14 PM »
Hi All,
       Just a quick note to confirm this is a Caithness weight. The cane does have a Maltese cross in it: it is one of a range of canes which Harry McKay and I designed in the early 1980s to use in all weights requiring millefiori canes. Originally as I remember we made around 22-23 basic "single pull " designs of which the Maltese cross was number 15. The canes were used for various weights right up to the end of the Perth factory. It was a Maltese cross as it is the easiest cross to form; all it required was Harry to use a basic 8 point star mould and then squeeze the star inbetween every second point of the star using his pricillas. This brought 4 of the inward facing points closer to the centre and forced the other 4 inward points back out to form the flatter outer edges of the cross. hope this helps.

                                             Allan


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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 05:42:56 PM »
Thank you Allan for a very clear explaination.  I am getting more and more interested in paperweights by the day....not sure where I will put them though! :usd:
Rosie.

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 04:15:15 PM »
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If you saw any of Allan's weights you'd find room for them, Rosieposie!

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 05:46:28 PM »
Shouldn't have shown me those Sue!! ;)
Rosie.

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 06:03:38 PM »
I've just had a hunt in the gallery - and I can't find Allan's Neptune weight - it's Leni's, but it came from the Scottish Glass Society Exhibition in 2005 in Crieff - and I was there, so I saw it, and some others....
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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 08:34:26 PM »
Wanna see more of Allan's paperweights? Click here :)
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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 10:00:38 PM »
Thank you Sue and Wolf,  I was entranced looking at those.  :sun: I have just one Caithness paperweight my sister bought me when I started my Aromatherapy clinic as it was so like my logo......it is two pink and two purple 'hands' surrounding a large drop-shaped bubble.....I love it!
Rosie.

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 12:43:41 PM »
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I know we're a little bit off-topic, but we simply can't have a response from Allan without showing his fabulous work.  ;D
I found a load of teddy bear weights and a beautiful bunny rabbit one when trawling Scotland's Glass too....
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: ID ??????? ID = Caithness "Noughts & Crosses" (CIIG)
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 08:21:46 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments everyone, it is always good to know your work is appreciated.

                                                    Allan


 

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