Oh dear, disinformation, from that it would seem that the book, Ian Turner, my website and the Ysart family ALL got it wrong
Anyway, just to set the record straight:
THE STORY BEGAN WITH ISOBEL MONCRIEFFE, HER IDEAS AND INSPIRATION â€“ THE YSARTS WERE JUST TOOLS FOR HER GRANDE DESIGNS,
Completely wrong. The idea came from Salvador Ysart, Isobel Moncrieff (No 'e'. Moncrieffe is the spelling of the large island in the river Tay.) championed the production by Moncrieff until she left the company in the early 1930's. As was revealed by Ian Turner at the Perth Conference in 2005 there is a very strong case that the designs were developed by both Paul and Isobel.
Written notes on the master drawing are all in Paul Ysart's handwriting. Perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT discovery about the glass since the book was published and still not mentioned on the ysartglass website.
FAST FORWARD THE CLOCK TO THE VASART DAYS, TAKE TIME AND STOP HERE, THIS WAS WHEN THIS DAINTY GIRLIE LITTLE VASE WAS MANUFACTURED BY HAND.
A MULTITUDE OF SAID FRIGGERSâ€¦THE TERM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH...
Friggers are something else, this was a standard production piece.
...ACTUALLY ARE CRUSHED COLOURED GLASS FRAGMENTS PLACED AT RANDOM WITHIN THE GROUND...
Incorrect, the ground colouring could be described as crushed glass, but the normal term is enamels.
The 'blobs' of colour in Vasart and Strathearn are small pieces of the same canes that were used for paperweights. They were not crushed but flattened and spread out in the shaping process.