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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 10:20:31 AM »
It really is a fabulous location and set-up for glass-making, even if the island is a bit out of reach.
One would have hoped it would be sold as an ongoing concern, with the staff being kept on.  :'(


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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 01:09:15 PM »
The news from Ron Wheeler is that IOWSG is due to be placed into creditors’ voluntary liquidation on 18th January 2013. Perhaps we shall get more news about what the options are for the company at that time. I can't imagine Timothy Harris not producing glass in some capacity.
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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 03:50:14 PM »
Neither can I.  ;)
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Re: Isle of Wight Studio Glass have gone into administration
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
This news makes me very sad. I made a tourist visit to IOWSG last summer and was very impressed by the skill and team work of the glass-blowers there.  It is an amazing place.  I hope very much that some "real takeover" happens.


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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2013, 02:55:13 AM »
If I can preserve their website via glass-study.org I willl.... but need someone to take the initiative re contacts etcetera...
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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 01:35:10 PM »
Let's not write the studio off yet. The Isle of Wight County Press reported last Friday, January 11th:

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Mr Harris said he was determined to resurrect the business, in some form, in the future.

"I will continue to be a master glassmaker, but the structure of any future business that administers this indisputably creative and respected Isle of Wight company has yet to be confirmed," he said.

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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 06:59:42 PM »
looks like all the equipment etc is up for auction.
Last four lots are interesting....
http://www.marriottco-auctions.co.uk/auction_details.asp?saleid=534&siteid=2

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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 07:27:22 PM »
I don't know about the last 4... interesting and I'm a tad curious about what the implications will be...
My name is there as a former member of the collector's club (I didn't renew last year) and I am not at all happy that my details might be sold to somebody.
I'm also curious about the implications of designs and copyrights being sold.
Does this mean somebody else can start producing facsimiles of limited edition pieces?

but lot 88 is a freezer full of ice cream!
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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 08:03:34 PM »
If you did not renew last year you could contact the auctioneers with your objection. 

Last 4 lots are a set up your own IOW glass company (anywhere) kit. Of course, I guess.... err hope...  Broadfield house will be after the pattern?? technical book at least.
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Re: Closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 10:17:25 PM »
One would hope so Frank.

 



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