I'd remembered it, but thanks ever so much, Lynne! Yup total disappointment about the price, (I haven't ebayed for years).
The glasshouse tree booklet says;- "It was in 1969, a year after I left the Royal College....."
Yours could actually be an RCA piece, do you think? WERE there hot glass facilities OTHER than at the RCA in London at this time?
I have a piece signed "Wayne Filan, 1970, London". He was an American, (over on a sabbatical?
) I can see a serious Sam Herman "influence", and cannot imagine it would have been made anywhere else.
Being clear, it doesn't go well from a 3-D to a 2-D image. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/WayneFilan1.jpg
The colour of the fins on your piece, Nic, looks to me to be very like the colour of a very early fish vase made by Michael Harris at the RCA.
(I missed it on ebay a good while ago :cry: :cry: :cry: it's in America, I think. Ron Wheeler has an image of it.)
So that blue, (if it is that blue) was
melted in the RCA pots.
But when the pieces are early they're a bit more affordable!
I'm a nitpicker for detail when doing something myself - I improve it and improve it until it's completely destroyed and broken and useless.
I really admire abstract, the fluidity and wildness of it, because I'm a (self-)control freak and can't do it myself!