Frank, the article in question is in the ATG summer guide booklet and not particularly easy to scan. I do however have two copies, so if you want me to post you a duplicate copy PM with your address.
I understand what you are saying about Monart and Vasart, but these were very small factories. At what point does a studio become a factory, itâ€™s an interesting dilemma? I'm sure that there are studio artists working in facilities that are large, and employ more people than Monart ever did, yet they will no doubt still be regarded as studio practitioners.
The point I was really making is that regardless of whether Monart or Vasart were factory makers, the work produced by them was aesthetically studio glass. I visit many design/art shows each year and there are many studio practitioners who produce work that looks like Monart or Mdina (or strongly influenced by them), so although Monart may be considered to be a factory maker, their influence on studio glass is particularly relevant.