Glass Message Board

Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: Andy on March 23, 2012, 08:30:02 AM

Title: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? - ID = Siddy Langley
Post by: Andy on March 23, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
3 Nicely made signed Studio Glasses. Don Cox Xmas 1984. S.P.L
I've drawn a blank, which surprised me.
Maybe a glass blower  , working at someones studio ? Does S.P.L. ring any bells with anyone?
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: ahremck on March 23, 2012, 11:20:02 PM
I think the maker is SPL and it was a gift to Don Cox perhaps.  A way out suggestion is thee SPL = Siddy P. Langley.  Maybe a a email would confirm or deny the possibility?

Ross
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: Andy on March 24, 2012, 10:56:57 AM
Ross,
Brilliant ! I am sure you are spot on! The glasses look familiar to me, Ive seen Siddys exhibitions and much of her work,
Ive got a couple of pieces, the writing, and size is the same.
I will drop her a line, i hope she wont be upset that something maybe she made for a gift, ended up in a Charity shop !

Best Wishes,
and my sincere condolences for your sad loss, the Swan was beautiful,
Andy
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: Greg. on March 24, 2012, 11:17:29 AM
Andy, interesting glasses/goblets. The handful of Siddy pieces that I have seen usually have her name signed in full, however, it could well be different, especially as these were intended as a gift.  Looking at some of the pieces of Siddys work contained in the footage in the below link, the iridescence and colours do seem to draw a resemblance to your glasses/goblets.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe9k7c_siddy-langley-glass-at-b-w-thornton_shortfilms
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: Andy on March 24, 2012, 11:46:38 AM
Thanks Greg, similar pieces there.
I,m certain Ross is right, I've had a few pieces, and seen quite a lot of her work, sometimes she has had other artists working
with her, who sign with their name , and add Siddy Langley Studio, I've asked whether Don Cox worked for her or did she make them
for a gift. I'm a bit worried they may have been a personal thing, with the hearts on them !

I'm sure she will reply.
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: Andy on March 24, 2012, 06:28:10 PM
Just got a nice email from Siddy Langley, they are made by her ! Many thanks Ross  ;)
Siddy said she has no idea who Don Cox was, she hardly made any iridescent goblets, but its
definitely her work and writing. She thinks it was a commission, and thats what they asked for.
I suggested, maybe Mr Cox wanted to pretend to a girlfriend that he made them ! Who knows ?
She also only rarely signed her name , S.P.L.

Maybe this could be transferred to British Glass with a definite ID of Siddy Langley.

Thanks again Ross, although i should have worked this out for myself  ::)
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: Iridescent Studio Art Drinking Glasses, Don Cox 1984 S.P.L ? Information needed.
Post by: ahremck on March 25, 2012, 01:06:48 AM
A somewhat inspired guess, Andy.  I had been looking at an iridescent vase of hers mon Ebay but could find anything on Google to verify the P in SPL.  Lucky you and unusual and fairly early pieces - fully verified.  Enjoy  :)   :)  :)  :)

Ross