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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2007, 08:08:43 AM »
I found:

"Sally Penn-Smith Designs
PO Box 155 Glenelg SA 5045

0412 23 3051

Website - None Supplied

Email - None Supplied"

at: http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/Sally-Penn-Smith-Designs

and:

"Sally Penn-Smith Artist
ISilk Art By Sally Penn-Smith
Administrator Paul "
at: http://www.artelaide.com.au/links.html?rigeon=South%20Australia

IMHO I doubt if it was her as it seems she works in silk.
Anybody in South Australia/Adelaide who will make the call and find out?
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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007, 08:57:11 AM »
Clutching at straws... collaboration between Sally Penn-Smith, silk artist and the Jam Factory glass factory also in Adelaide (hardly).  :-\ You'll have to put us out of our misery and explain where the suggestion came from, Adam :)


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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 10:41:39 PM »
I used to know an artist based in Newcastle called Sally Penn Smith during the early nineties. In common with many studio glass artists her glass career was short-lived, but while she was making glass, her work looked like the piece in the image.  The technique involved making a graal-type process, and paradise paints. The star shaped leaves/flowers and their colour are a tell-tale sign. I  don't know what happened to her, but she could have emigrated to Australia.

She worked with the assistance of Jane Charles, then at Premier Workshops.

There are still some things that are not on Google. :)

But it was a long time ago,my knowledge is not encyclopedic, and my memory is still working on 512k, which is why I put a question mark in my earlier post. :)
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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007, 10:58:23 PM »
I used to know an artist based in Newcastle called Sally Penn Smith during the early nineties. In common with many studio glass artists her glass career was short-lived, but while she was making glass, her work looked like the piece in the image.  The technique involved making a graal-type process, and paradise paints. The star shaped leaves/flowers and their colour are a tell-tale sign. I  don't know what happened to her, but she could have emigrated to Australia.

She worked with the assistance of Jane Charles, then at Premier Workshops.

There are still some things that are not on Google. :)

But it was a long time ago,my knowledge is not encyclopedic, and my memory is still working on 512k, which is why I put a question mark in my earlier post. :)

Well, there is no doubt that her dates would tie up, as this would date from the period that you knew her. 
Certainly sounds good, I guess we will never know.... ???


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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007, 05:44:20 AM »
Lynne, you have an address for her in the thread above, why not drop her a line by post along with a photo of the weight, and ask her?


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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2007, 09:39:35 AM »
Lynne, you have an address for her in the thread above, why not drop her a line by post along with a photo of the weight, and ask her?

That's a good idea... I am SO unused to writing to people, I never think of that any more  ::) ::)


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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2007, 06:03:02 AM »
...or is there somebody here that stays in Australia that knows how a phone works...
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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2007, 04:58:09 PM »
If Lynne writes and gets a written response that's far more valuable in terms of identity/provenance than someone else making a phone call and asking about something on a website somewhere.  :D


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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2007, 08:48:31 PM »
Impatience is not a virtue... a lesson I need to learn.
In terms of provenance you are 100% correct...but if somebody were to phone to smooth the way for her letter...and then we can all know NOW  >:D ;D
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Re: Christmas paperweight 1993 - Amber Leaves (corrected)- but who by??
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007, 06:50:03 PM »
International calls are nowhere near as expensive as they used to be. Why not ring from the UK?  ;D
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