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Offline BobKegeles

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Heron Glass
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:29:05 PM »
I know Heron Glass closed in 2006/7, competition from abroad, high energy costs etc.

As a opinionated American, lol, I think of Heron as a lower cost / lower quality knockoff of Glasform/Ditchfield, and Isle of Wight.

Admittedly I only have about 20 pieces of Heron, and they're all pretty much the same category, pewter figurines on iridescent weights, and lily pads, and mushrooms, with and without figurines.

The iridescence tends to be very crudely done, versus Ditchfield, I assume they were a much lower price point.

I also have two pink eggs with cut-off windows with a flower inside, seems kind of Mdina/IOW (early), but again less well done.

I hope if I'm full of you know what, someone will tell me, please.

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 11:19:34 PM »
 ;D,well we all have our preferences,I've just the one piece of Heron glass,I prefer Royal Brierley when it comes to iridescence,would like to see a picture of the pink egg weights if you could, ;D ;D

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 06:56:08 AM »
Here you go,

The two pinks eggs, one is gone.

And a few other Herons.
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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
Hello Bob.   You might find this earlier thread of interest:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,26308.0.html


My own preference is for Okra glass, where Richard Golding was an expert exponent of the iridescent paperweight arts (IMHO).   Your faceted Heron eggs are similar in design.

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 11:13:17 AM »
Not seen egg weights like that,here's an Okra,Royal Brierley and Heron, ;D

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 12:45:03 PM »
I was thinking of the Okra Amber Fountain  -  see example on the following website.   Not unlike Bob's Heron pink faceted example.

http://www.reflectionsartglass.com/page39.html
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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 02:26:01 PM »
Mmm,like those,has Okra closed as R.Golding has now opened 'Station Glass' don't know where they are situated.

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 04:30:32 PM »
Station Glass is based in Leicestershire, see link below.

http://www.stationglass.com/Pages/default.aspx

And as far as as I know Okra glass is still alive and well, albeit with different people and output to Richard Golding's time.

http://okraglass.com/
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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 07:16:10 PM »
That's were I thought they were,Okra that is but the 'shop' in Wordsley has gone, ??? ;D ;D

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Re: Heron Glass
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 08:27:15 PM »
I have an affection for Heron Glass, they are less sophisticated than Okra or Ditchfield, but for me that's part of their charm. That, and they were made not that far from me - supporting the local industry! ;)

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