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Offline flying free

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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, '80s-'90s
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 12:36:03 PM »
oooh you lucky thing!  a great match :)
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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, '80s-'90s
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 02:29:19 PM »
A small piece by Elizabeth Swinburne likely to have been blown during her time as a student, around the early 80s.

Elizabeth Swinburne, kindly, provided me with some background info on the piece a couple of years ago now. To paraphrase ''early in the process a small shard of very thin blown yellow glass, which had been engraved, was picked up on the side of the gather of clear. A small  amount of silver chloride is sprinkled  onto the shard just before it is picked up. The silver melts during the reheating and blowing and runs into the engraved marks - hence  you see the little "angles and squiggles"...the silver also reacts  with the chemicals that make the yellow and creates browns/yellows  and sometimes silvery blues."

Really, nice to know a little more about the piece. Interestingly, among many different positions, I see Elizabeth Swinburne was also senior tutor in charge of glass at the RCA during the late 90s. I have attached a link to her website, for more detailed info: http://elizabethswinburne.com/about/about.html





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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, '80s-'90s
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »
You've got some amazing and interesting bits of glass Greg - does the yellow part really stand so proud of the body as the photo looks? It appears to be flush at the top, but has a bulgy bottom.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, '80s-'90s
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 02:54:48 PM »
Thanks Sue, I actually stumbled across this piece a few years back, so really pleased to some degree it ties in with the earlier RCA pieces I have. The yellow shard, actually, stands proud by only around 1mm, you can just feel it raised slightly when running your hand over it, I think the ovoid shape creates a little bit of an illusion so it appears to stand out further than it actually does. Another factor, looking at it close up is that, the yellow shard sits on top of a clear glass casing and when the light penetrates the yellow shard it sometimes creates a little bit of a shadow around the edges of the shard, giving the shard more of a three dimensional appearance.


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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 03:20:33 PM »
You know I only started this thread to winkle all your fabby early bits out (and Trevor's and flying-free's... and anybody else who's been quietly squirrelling's).  ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 03:32:44 PM »
You know I only started this thread to winkle all your fabby early bits out (and Trevor's and flying-free's... and anybody else who's been quietly squirrelling's).  ;D

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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 04:59:12 AM »
So this is the 1980s? I have to think of what will get ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ from this audience. Oh, I know: Peter Goss.

Here are a few not been seen before on this board. The dates are in the file names and the heights are 12, 10.5, 29 and 17cm, respectively. You can find other examples of the works of Peter Goss (and some biographical material) in my earlier posts here and here.

Enjoy!

Trevor
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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012, 11:16:27 AM »
I adore the second piece - I'm in serious lust here, and wondering if this was such a good idea after all... :'(
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Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 10:47:46 AM »
A slightly more unusual piece of Peter Layton, which I believe dates to sometime in the 1980s. Love the organic shape of this piece.


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Re: Studio Glass Movement 50th birthday party, 1980-1989
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 11:25:18 AM »
Thanks, Greg. That Peter Layton piece is wonderful and much to my taste.

Trevor
See my blog on Australian studio glass.
You can also inspect my Picasa page of unknown attributions. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image and to leave comments.

 

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