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Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 10:46:38 AM »
:D :D :D

I'd be delighted to tell you about Ed, but here's his website - he can tell you much more about it himself!

http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/

There's a lot more to Ed than glass, as you will find. 8)

Michael and me went to visit him last year. Never got to talk glass at all, but we had a wonderful time!

Shalom, Ed!

PS His work is in Chambers Street Museum in Edinburgh, and all about my house. These mushrooms fit beautifully, cropping up inbetween other bits of glass.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2006, 11:07:50 AM »
OK Sue, I can see why there were so many smilies on that post................it's got to be the oddest website I've ever seen.  All that and then not to be able to order online!  But I must admit, I would rather pick my own mushrooms.  There was a picture with some yellow/gold mushrooms on a shelf and the glass did have a bit of a look of this little bowl, but they don't seem to make this type of thing.  Thanks for sharing.  Cat

PS I hope you won't be offended if I ask if the pieces are very expensive...........I won't be offended if you'd prefer not to say!


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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006, 11:34:56 AM »
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Michael and me went to visit him last year. Never got to talk glass at all, but we had a wonderful time!


I'd be surprised if you got a word in edgeways Sue!  :wink:  :lol: He's quite a character, how lovely you met him.  :D
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Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2006, 11:35:36 AM »
:D :D :D

I'm pretty sure you can order on line, it's just a matter of finding the right bit! You can also telephone him, he's really nice and friendly. The glass is not expensive, especially the mushrooms. I can't remember exactly how much they were, big ones are dearer, but I'm sure they were under £20.

I have a couple of wizard cone lamps he made for me, with the fittings. They were £92 each. I saw one in the Scottish Glass 2000 Exhibition, but it was sold even before I got there! I asked about it, was given his 'phone number, and the rest was history.
 :oops: Have just checked, no you can't order directly on line, but he does use first class snails. :lol:

http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/intercone.html
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2006, 11:35:55 AM »
You were lucky cat - I kept on clicking links, and didn't get to see any glass at all... I shall have to go back when I have more time and persevere a bit more.


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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2006, 12:47:31 PM »
:D :lol: :D

I really recommend persevering with the site. Ed's glass is wonderful and already commands high prices on the secondary market, even unmarked, when the seller does not know what it is. I think you're probably cheaper and will have more fun, buying from Ed directly!

As I've already said, there is some in the main Edinburgh museum.

I reckon seriously collectable. 8)
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


 



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