The Cambridge Glass Fair (relocated to Knebworth House, Nr. Stevenage)
Once again, the first in 2015 of the
U.K.s most prestigious and fascinating Fairs is almost upon us this coming Sunday (22nd Feb).
your tastes and interests in glass over the centuries is wide and diverse this fair should not be missed. In fact of all
the U.K. specialist glass fairs run by those stalwarts Paul Bishop and Christina Glover this is one of the 3 in 2015 ~ 2
at Birmingham and 1 at Cambridge. However, for the first time this has now relocated to Knebworth House, Nr.Stevenage in Bedfordshire. It is now much easier to get to (depending of
course) as it is about 35 miles South West of the original site in Lynton and about 25 miles north of central London which
could help with footfall. It will certainly save us personally about an hours driving time. It is located just off Jn.8
of the A1M. Sat Nav. SG1 2AX . See further details of the venue and times in ‘Our Fair Dates’ below.
again kept back some highly desirable gems by those fabulous glass makers whose work we promote and love - some image samples
of which are now on the ‘Cambridge Glass Fairs website.http://www.cambridgeglassfair.com/ or our page on that site http://www.cambridgeglassfair.com/exhibitors/artius.htm We look forward to seeing all our loyal collectors there and maybe
to even wrapping and packing the odd gem (money changing hands would also be nice !)’ [Info taken from previous newsletter]
Once more Isle of Wight Studio Glass
will be standing at this fair with Timothy and Liz ~ and of course supported by our presence in a separate hall.
And now for some ‘Pretty Pictures’!
Exclusively Commissioned range from Timothy Harris @ I.of W. Studio
Glass for Artius Glass
For the first
time since our specially commissioned range called ‘Charleston’, followed on by ‘Jasmine’ some years
ago which some who were lucky enough to get hold of a piece will remember, we have not had an exclusive design range ~ until
now that is.
So, below are some images of the work in progress for our new excusive range
which is called Sunset Isle ~ as a tribute to the place of my birth (the I. of W. if you hadn’t guessed !) The items shown are literally
the trials recently made for us and are numbered accordingly to enable identification of the first unique trial pieces.
These will be on show and available to purchase at the Cambridge Glass Fair on Sunday. The images below
show also the base signing and the number of each ‘Trial’ and are there for identification of those trial pieces
Tim is still working on the final shapes which will probably comprise a paperweight,
two sizes of perfume bottle and a couple of vase shapes and sizes.
We have planned an additional design feature on each face (front and back) but will have to wait until Tim has
ironed out the odd technical problems which need some experimental work by him. He will perfect it for certain because perfection
is what he does and he will not be satisfied until he achieves it. What a gratifying attribute that is !