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Offline RAY

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« on: October 29, 2006, 06:39:58 PM »
one of the weights i got today, it measures just over2" across and 0.75" thick, in the centre is impressed a love heart, the base  the base is hollow ground and signed of which i dont know  and dated 2000


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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 08:18:46 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 08:27:47 PM »
It's pretty enough, but don't you think its just a TEENY bit derivative??


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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 08:36:55 PM »
By which I don't mean Ray's paperweight per se, but more the perfume bottles and vases shown on the website.


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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 09:18:19 PM »
Most studio glassmakers are, by definition, market driven. It is impossible to survive, as a maker or as a dealer,  without catering to market forces and the buying public's taste.

Irridised glass has a very wide appeal. Glass makers all over the world draw their inspiration from a wide range of sources, including Tiffany and Loetz as well as the irridescence found in Roman glass.

People tend to forget that Peter Layton , Siddy Langley, and Norman Stuart Clarke in the UK as well as Jack Ink, in Austria, and Lundberg as well as Orient and Flume in the US, among others, all used to do irridised work. This is not by no means an exhaustive list!

Irridised glass is a genre. My friend, Anthony Stern, once coined the phrase: "Irridised sells"!

At many stages of my career I have wondered whether I should invest in some stannous chloride. Looking back, it was probably a mistake not to have done so! :D
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 09:38:44 PM »
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... have wondered whether I should invest in some stannous chloride. Looking back, it was probably a mistake not to have done so! :D


Nah! I remember Siddy Langley starting on that path... "oh dear" I thought, never bought any more - but she did become successful then. So AS was spot on.

It is a "Coo... pretty" thing. That keeps glass artists in gas so it can't be that bad, just not my taste.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 10:52:12 PM »
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People tend to forget that Peter Layton , Siddy Langley, and Norman Stuart Clarke in the UK as well as Jack Ink, in Austria, and Lundberg as well as Orient and Flume in the US, among others, all used to do irridised work. This is not by no means an exhaustive list!



Yes, I have four pieces of Norman Stuart Clarke (plus some others I think are his but not signed) and they are all irridised.  But it was more the shapes I was referring to, they just don't have any originality about them at all.


 



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