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« on: April 02, 2004, 06:18:03 PM »
Can someone tell me anything about this glass maker?.I recently acquired a beautiful glass 'sphere',signed by Vera Walther.Does anyone know when this artist was working,when my object was made etc etc


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2004, 08:51:59 PM »
contemporary manufacturer of giftware handmade from Duran tubes is a subsidiary of the Walther glass imperium; unable to find when they started but at a guess I'd say early eighties. Also not sure if it is a brand name only, or if there is/was an actual Vera.  They 're located in Willebadessen, Germany - check the website at http://www.beheng-interieur.de/website/index.htm
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 05:30:37 PM »
This paragraph explains Marcus' link

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Parallel to my own experiments, my boss in Siebenstern, Mr. Juergen Walther, established the Vera Walther Glass Manufacture¯ with its artistically manufactured products. He encouraged me to market my creations und his name. We were very successful. Vera Walther had good marketing and, Helga, my wife, and I were hardly able to cope with everything.
Heiner Düsterhaus

It's a very interesting site, with the story of Heiner the glass designer who turned to become a craftsman / glass artist. The site shows some very creative and accomplished work among more commercial items. Heiner now seems to be marketing directly to retailers.

The English front page is here:
http://www.beepworld.de/members4/gold/indexengl.htm
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 06:34:56 PM »
I found a VW piece last Sunday and guess what - it's real glass, not Duran tubes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005, 06:56:15 PM »
Ivo, your 'beheng' also links to 'original Walther Glas' who, as I thought so far, are Horst Walther Bad Driburg
Horst Walther 'machte rüber' (sorry for that - this is German history and bad slang) in 1951, right?
Tried to contact Walther Driburg but there is no site on the net, nobody seems to be interested in their roots there  :roll:
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 08:09:22 PM »
Quote from: pamela
nobody seems to be interested in their roots there  :roll:

Must be my favourite German word: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung*


* = coping with the past
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2005, 09:14:29 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2005, 09:44:02 PM »
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and guess what - it's real glass, not Duran tubes
Maybe he or other glassmakers selling via Vera Walther did you that type of glass at one time.

However one of the interesting things about  HEINER DÜSTERHAUS is that he has experimented with a number of different types of glass as a base working material and yet has settled on
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"My basic material is now always "sheet glass - like window panes!" The proper name is "float-glass". "

It would seem from his CV that he would had the skills to blow glass but maybe he initially lacked the facilities. However within these limitations I think he comes up with some very interesting work.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2005, 10:29:42 AM »
http://tinypic.com/hraa85.jpg

Vera Walther, signed and labelled.
goblet with decoration of flowers and butterflies done in tiny blue air bubbles and enamel.
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