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On this page we will be publishing our latest newsletter previously sent out to collectors. Any items not marked as sold will still be available to purchase.

January 2014
This month's newsletter highlights   Isle of Wight Studio Glass Update ~

Collaboration Day with Tim Harris at Richard Golding’s Station Glass  ~ British Craft

Trade Fair Harrogate

 

Hello Artius Glass and IoW Studio Glass enthusiasts!

What a start to the year! Techno Trauma! Are you sitting comfortably? All set up for one of our favourite, and certainly better, fairs of the year at Winchester on 1st Jan.  Avoid seeing the New Year in as up at 5.15 am New Year’s day (aka. middle of the night as far as I am concerned!) Car loaded, ready to go, turn the key and.....Wmmm, Wmmmm,wmmmmmmm = nothing!! flat as a warlock's breast! Call RAC. Them- ‘Sorry, you don’t have ‘At Home’ cover but another £95 upgrade would do’. Me- ‘Well, OK. if I have to’. Them-‘Now, sorry no-one on duty ‘til 9am’!! ‘WHAT’! Decide to call Sister in Law at 8am.
She jump starts the car (bless her). Get two miles up the road Wmmmm Wmmmm, Wmmmmmm – dead again. RAC find us. Now away from ‘home’! ‘Failed alternator Sir’. Get back home at 9am too late to go to Winchester. Hey Ho.
So the point of all the foregoing was to say ‘sorry’ to some of our favourite Avid’s who we missed seeing.
All fine rest of month ‘till last Friday. Wrote the whole of the body of this news letter. Computer starts to go seriously slow, screen goes grey. Warning window opens, ‘Windows mail is shutting down’. Blank screen. All gone. Forgot to save it as I went. Half a day's work into the ether! Is it ME!! Give me strength!
Still, upside is – US Open Tennis on telly has been BRILLIANT!
News from Isle of
Wight Studio Glass
Don’t they say ‘No news is good news’. Well sorry, but in my life’s experiences I have found that ‘No news’ means something is amiss. So I have to report that Tim has now spent most of a year taking down the old and setting up the new only to now find that having been advised that the furnace will be ready ‘by December’, then ‘by Christmas’, then ‘by end of December’, then ‘by early January’ then, ‘by end of January’. Still waiting.
Poor lad is now going all but doolally, and all he wants to do is make glass ! Sadly we are at the mercy of the only furnace builder in the U.K who can produce a state of the art glass furnace and Tim, rightly, will accept nothing less. We will keep you informed!
However, just a reminder that there is still a very good selection of retired stock available on our website at 20% less than full retail (equivalent of VAT content) and at 2012 prices. Look on the page entitled ‘IoW Studio Glass Relocation Stock for Sale’. Grab a gem while it is still available as none of these items may be available again. The studio will not be making ranges, which is what these items are, when up and running again.
                                2014 Half Price Sale
Time again for you to imagine a grown man in floods of blubbering tears. Yes, ME, having to say goodbye, with your help, to some old friends at half price.
1.

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Description: ‘Black Azurene Large Paperweight
Maker : I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: 9cm (3.5”)  diam.
Date: c1982
I.D. Marks: Black triangle sticker
Condition : Excellent
Price: WAS  £55.00 NOW £27.50SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus  p&p)
2.

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Description: ‘Eggs Flowers & Lollipops' small dish
Maker : I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: (3.75”)  diam.
Date: c1983
I.D. Marks: Black triangle sticker
Condition : Excellent
Price: WAS  £25.00 NOW £12.50SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus p&p)


3.

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Description: Clear Pear paperweight from The Fruit Collection
Maker: I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: 3.25” high x 2” diam (8cm x 5cm)
Date: 1989 only
I.D. Marks: None (Black triangle sticker period)
Condition : Excellent
Price: SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus p&p)


4.

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Description: Pink Azurene small globe vase
Maker : I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: 8.5cm (3.5”)  diam.
Date: c1982
I.D. Marks: Black triangle sticker
Condition : Excellent
Price: WAS  £45.00 NOW £22.50SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus  p&p)


5.

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Description: Timothy Harris Trial Cameo Fish bowl
Maker : I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: 5cm high x 9cm diam.  (2” high x 3.5” diam. )
Date: 2011
I.D. Marks: Engraved to base ‘Timothy Harris Isle of Wight Glass England 2011 TRIAL’
Condition : Excellent
Price: SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus  p&p)


6.

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Description: Langham Glass Studio red squirrel
Maker : Langham Studio Glass: Paul Miller
Size: 4.5" high x 2.25" wide (11cm x 9cm) 
Date: c1989
I.D. Marks: Black Langham Glass sticker
Condition : Excellent
Price: SOLD
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus  p&p)


7.

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Description: Asymmetrisk lamp designed by Michael Bang of Holmegaard
Maker : Holmegaard Glass of Denmark
Size: 25cm high x 20cm wide (10”x 8”)  diam.
Date: c1979
I.D. Marks: Sticker - as shown - to base
Condition : Excellent 
Price: WAS  £295.00 NOW £147.50
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount does not apply to SALE items. Plus  p&p

More news
Collaboration Day with Tim Harris at Richard Golding’s Station Glass
Our old friend and colleague Richard Golding, ex of Okra Glass Studio, who I had the honour to represent as UK agent for many years, has been running a fascinating event at his newly established studio for the past couple of years.
He had the excellent idea of, once a year, inviting one of the country's best Studio Glass makers to join him at his studio for a full-on, one day only event which he calls a ‘play day with hot glass'. (Don’t try playing with hot, 1100*C, glass at home. The wounds don’t heal easily!)  All comers are invited to this open event and this year's guest glassmaker is Timothy (Harris) .
What an amalgam of the two finest talents of the British Studio Glass Movement this will prove to be plus the chance to buy some real one-off  gems.
It will be held on the Sat. 22nd March at Station Glass Studio, Shenton, Leicestershire, CV13 6DJ Tel. 01455 213924/290799 or 07838 704207. richardgolding@stationglass.com   The studio is near the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field (‘A Horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ and all that) Attached is promo flyer on these two prodigious British talents. This information has also been sent to Richard's collectors which may include many of you. Profile info on Richard and Tim is also attached.
Unfortunately, I won’t be there as Richard had to revise the date after our diary had been arranged and we will be committed elsewhere . However, IoW Studio Glass owner and M.D. Richard Harris (Tim’s uncle & Michael Harris’ brother) will be. Try to get there. You won’t regret it!  
British Craft Trade  Fair – Harrogate
For several years now Elizabeth Harris (Tim’s mother, Mike’s widow) has been creating some very special unique art glass pictures. They are a culmination of her talents as a designer and artist. As a bit of background information, Liz’s art development stems from her early college days and subsequent successes in the 60’s as a designer and maker of fabric designs which were very much a part of the ‘Swinging 60’s’ (and yes I was there working in central London and  I DO remember!).
Her Union Jack designs were typical of the era. But I digress (no change there then).
Elizabeth's glass pictures are skilfully and artistically created from the hot sheared-off surplus parts left over from Tim’s glass making. They are fashioned into floral and landscape scenes which are now very sought after. To date they have mainly been sold through the Studio shop on the Isl
and.
Liz has now expanded her options and will be taking a stand with her sister-in-law Annie Harris – wife of our M.D Richard. Annie produces great jewellery designs in silver and enamel and together they will be exhibiting at the Harrogate British Craft Trade Fair. Tim will be displaying some of his unique specials on the same stand thereby giving confirmation that, along with brother Jonathan (not showing at that fair), the title of ‘The Harris Design Dynasty’ is no idle boast but fully justified. 
Anyway, whilst it is primarily a trade fair, it is known that keen collectors can convince the organisers, on production of a titled card, that admission is allowed.
Could be worthwhile for a really keen avid but items on the Harris stand will be priced as shown at retail values.
Contact & address ~ The British Craft Trade Fair (BTCF)
Wetherby Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PN Tel.01444 246446. 6th~8th.April inc.
 

All fort now with Seasons Greetings to you all
As ever, our very best regards,
Ron & Ann
Finally - as usual - please make contact by any of the following ~
Phone or text : 07860 822666 mobile (best method) or 01458 443694 land line(includes messaging service).
Please remember to check our fair dates on the website www.ArtiusGlass.co.uk but if you are going to email we can now pick these up on our Blackberry even though we may be staying away for a fair. Email : ron22wheeler@btinternet.com

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