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Latest Newsletter
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.

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

Harris / Richard Golding  Collaboration Day   ~     Isle of Wight Studio Glass Official

Launch Weekend     ~    Collectors Studio Day    ~    Collectors Club Membership. 



 



 

 

Hello Artius Glass & IoW Studio Glass Enthusiasts!

 
O.K. so I have been remiss( is the penalty sack cloth & ashes then ? I hope not. Is that still a legal punishment? It should be, for some. No I won,t go there!)
However it has been less than two months  since the last news letter albeit a brief one and so that is about right.
Much has happened and been planned and we have a couple of gems for you to drool over if you are an avid.
However for now, and I won,t mentioned the longed for great summer (I lied,  I just mentioned it!) I have been saving up this lovely poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson which says it all, albeit slightly seasonally premature ~
 
 
 

 

"Lo! sweetened with the summer light,
The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow,
Drops in a silent autumn night.
All its allotted length of days
The flower ripens in its place,
Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil,
Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil."
-
Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

Did you know he used to live just up the way from the old IoW Studio Glass studio (yes they have moved in case you have  been on another planet) . Lovely spot on the western tip of the Island, Now a beautiful Hotel & Restaurant.

 

 

A REMINDER OF DATES TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!
1.
THIS Sat. 12th July. Spilling over into Sun 13th. Collaboration Day. (Repeat from last newsletter with some additional info).
A very special return invitation to the world renowned Richard Golding (now of Station Glass, and previously founder of Okra Glass Studio) to join Tim at the new studio.
Do not miss the chance to see two of the best glassmakers this side of the big pond working together. Open to all. Refreshments available to signed up club members or nominal charge if you are not.
We have advised other celebrities from the Studio,s past history and there is the chance of you meeting up with the odd one of those. We have yet to see who comes!!
Please see attachment for final details, info and site map of IoW Studio Glass at Arreton Barns.
2.
Sat.~ Sun. Sept.13th/14th. Studio Official Launch Weekend.(Repeat from last newsletter)
We have invited some glass celebrities to this event also so even more chances to see some iconic glass makers at work with Tim.
(Psssssst ~ ah vil say zis only vonce ~ William Walker ~ Peter Layton ~ Andy McConnell ~ Sam Herman ~ Martin Evans und vun or two uzzers!!)
Can’t wait!
Friday official opening should be around 6:30 pm when the Studio will be closed to all but invited guests(sorry) but plenty will be going on the rest of the weekend on both days.
3.
Sun. 19th October - Collectors Studio Day. Members Only.(Repeat from last newsletter)
At last a continuation of the much loved great day reserved for Collectors Club Members only when we all give thanks to the Glass God for bestowing such creative talent on his disciple Timothy Harris.
For those who have been before, since the first in 2008, you know what an occasion it is to look forward to. A varied well structured event with the ultimate bonus ~ a unique design from Tim limited to only those who attend making it one of those desirable rarities in the great scheme of things.
 
With the above in mind we  have to  advise that IoW Studio Glass/Artius Glass Collectors Club Membership is required for special events and in particular of course The Collectors Studio Day.
4.
Special Collaboration Events
We are working on collaboration events with other artists to make the year really go with a ZinG. Details and dates to be announced. ‘So many good glass makers, so little time’!

 

Collectors Club Membership.
Now we have some advantageous news for you.
The studio has decided to offer FREE membership for the first 12 months to all for the Studio,s own Collectors Club ~ contrary to the information I gave you in the last newsletter.
 
So the way it stands now is that you can now ~
 
1.
Join the Artius Glass Privileged Collectors Group only at GBP17.00 per annum with FULL Artius Glass. pcg benefits ~ discounts, free posatge, newsletter, information, valuations. opportunities to special days and access to special pieces from early and retired and rare gems etc. See our A.G.pcg application forms by request or at http://www.artiusglass.co.uk/id32.html
2.
Join IoWS.G. Collectors Club only (IoWSG Collectors Club FoC for the first 12 months with similar benefits but new items from the Studio only and NOT early rarities.
Please apply to ~
Dr.R.Harris 24/26, King Edwards Way, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8EZ or wlmailhtml:{F2B6898D-2E67-40B0-A011-3C11F0CEF551}mid://00000028/!x-usc:mailto:richard@isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk 
3.
Join the combined clubs. Subscription only to Artius Glass.
IoWSG Collectors Club Free for the first twelve months. Please apply to both separately.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday or at one of the forthcoming events.

 

And Now For Some Pretty Pictures!
1.

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  Sugar & Spice large Egg paperweight 
O.K. hands up who remembers the ,designer sugar, that was all the rage in the coffee shops of the 60,s and 70,s. Well this was partly the influence for this design. In the ranges from 1990 ~ 1993. Along with Sweet Pea as a sister range. Rarely come across now. A nice gem for the ‘avid’ and a good average paperweight size.
 
Description :Sugar & Spice large egg paperweight
Maker : I of W Studio Glass
 
Condition : Excellent
Price : £75.00 






































































2.

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This design has become  iconic among IoW Studio Glass designs in that it represents a wooded canopy area covering the short stretch of coast road above the old Studio, with tree and vine covered low cliffs in the backdrop, known as the Undercliff, near Ventnor. It eventually became the only design which was ever a Limited Edition and later versions were numbered as such.The design was originally conceived by Liz Harris with final production process completed by Michael, Timothy and Jonathan. So a real family collaboration showing  how a totally talented family can work together to effect design perfection. This very complex and expensive production process meant that a very limited number were produced and sold and as such are seriously scarce today. Before the old Studio closed in December 2012 all pieces from 1994 would be signed by Timothy. So to find such an early gem signed by his father Michael is a rare treat.
Description:Undercliff Winter Bowl
Maker : I.of W. Studio Glass
Size: 13cm (5ins.) high x 22cm(8.75ins.) diam.
Date: c1988~1993
I.D. Marks:Signed ‘Michael Harris IoW England‘
Condition : Excellent
Price: 975.00
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount at 12.5%  plus FREE p&p applies to subscription members)

3.

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 Unique regenerated glass picture by Elizabeth Harris
                                              interpretation of the Claude Monet picture Landscape at Colliburne.
This is the first of these wonderful stylised regenerated glass pictures from Elizabeth Harris ( widow of the iconic Michael and mother of Timothy) in her Reflections series to be offered to our privileged collectors group. Elizabeth (aka Liz) has been, and still is, a very accomplished water colourist and it is a surprise that she has taken so long to start producing such painterly and masterful glass pictures. However we are grateful that she has. They are constructed from the surplus sheared off parts of glass from Timothy,s glass making as well as  from broken shards of rejected glass items. Elizabeth has in recent years been collecting up all those glass parts then colour grading them into many different trays which she stores. When a suitable subject comes to mind she will chose appropriate pieces and, together with chippings from new glass production proceeds to lay them out on a ceramic block and create the picture of her choice. This block is lowered into her kiln and then fired to 700*c for around several hours to soften and fuse all the pieces together. Then follows a slow cooling and annealing period to ensure that it does not shatter through cooling too quickly. The finished picture is then adhered to a backing and framed.
Each piece is totally unique and signed and dated by Elizabeth as well as having a signed certificate. They are available in several

Price: 250.00
(PLEASE NOTE ~ Privileged Collectors Group discount at 12.5%  plus FREE p&p applies to subscription members)

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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