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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: jakgene on August 25, 2011, 10:14:52 AM

Title: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: jakgene on August 25, 2011, 10:14:52 AM
arrived last week
Just gorgeous. I know it is new ish - but will keep!

Studio range around 2000 I believe?  designed Philip Chaplain  (per Mark Hill's book - Loch Heather & Peat)

Definitely a loch type blue - very muted and gorgeous!

Would be interested to know how they got this effect. It looks like the blue has exploded and pushed itself into bits and the clear has moved in to fill up the gaps.  It is smooth on the inside and textured on the outside - not sharp - very smoothly textured.

Have a couple more photos - will add
JAK
Title: Re: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: jakgene on August 25, 2011, 10:16:29 AM
a couple more photos

JAK
Title: Re: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 25, 2011, 12:35:36 PM
The effect is achieved by plunging the semi-blown hot gather of glass into cold water - the outside of the glass cracks. It is quickly removed, then reheated and reblown, to stretch out the cracks which appeared on the surface.
The Ysarts used this technique in their "Cloissonne" bits, Michael Harris used it to make his "Crizzle" design. WMF used it in their Ikora ranges. It has been a popular technique for a long time.
I've been told the official name for the process is actually "primavera".
Title: Re: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: jakgene on August 25, 2011, 12:47:30 PM
Thanks Sue - very good to learn these things.

JAK
Title: Re: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: ahremck on August 26, 2011, 07:33:50 AM
Also looks very similar to my Ulrica Hydman-Vallien bowl - see photo.

Ross
Title: Re: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Labyrinth vase
Post by: jakgene on August 26, 2011, 09:44:22 AM
That's gorgeous Ross -it does look like the same technique.  Is it textured on the outside? it looks smoother than my Caithness one.

also bumpers received safely today  thanks!

JAK