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Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« on: July 27, 2008, 02:20:32 PM »
Hi Everyone, I have another conundrum......
I have a blue glass elephant, Opaque blue body, clear glass head, trunk up, very much in the Wedgwood style, hand engraved with 'Turnmill '89.'
The most I have been able to find out about Turnmill, is that it was a glassworks in London which is now closed ................does anybody have any more information on this glassworks, and if there is a Wedgwood link?
Rosie.

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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 03:06:36 PM »
Turnmill Studio was founded in 1986 and operated at 64 Turnmill Street London EC1, From 1987-1989 it employed a number of ex-Wedgwood Glass blowers who had been made redundant when Caithness bought the Wedgwood Glass factory. This is why some of the repertoire was in the Wedgwood style, but in the case of the elephants, the trunks are different from Wedgwood ones and also the colours were generally different. They were all signed Turnmill Studio and dated, and most should have some initials as well.
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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 03:07:08 PM »
Hi,
You could try asking Louis Thompson, as he used to work there.
http://www.glassverrevitro.com/contact.htm
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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 03:10:38 PM »
Hi,
You could try asking Louis Thompson, as he used to work there.
http://www.glassverrevitro.com/contact.htm
Regards,
Marcus

Hope he agrees with my summary!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 03:17:26 PM »
 ;D ;D
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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 04:48:25 PM »
Hey, you lot are ace!! What a lot of information in a couple of hours.  Thanks so much, will carry on the detective work, and if I find anything else out, I will let you know!
Rosie.

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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2008, 05:48:18 PM »
Adam and Marcus you are a pair of teasers... I'm going to tell Rosie why you are chuckling!  >:D

Rosie, you might like to know that aa who replied to you about the Turnmill Studio is Adam Aaronson, glassmaker, who actually owned and ran Turnmill Studio.

See also elsewhere on the board about Turnmill: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,17068.0.html


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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 06:24:49 PM »
Turnmill elephant - Rosies pics

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Re: Turnmill Glassworks. (? London)
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 01:12:09 PM »
Coo, haven't I been around for a long time!!?

I have just bought this lovely little glass octopus.  Made by Turnmill Studios in 1988, I thought this might be a good place to show it to you?? ;D

2.25" wide and a fraction over 2" high, it is a sweet little boy with a bubble in the middle of the tummy and eyes like the Wedgwood owls....ground down.

aa and Marcus might be interested. 

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Rosie.

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