Glass News from Angela, 6th October 2000
Another weekend is here already! I hope you are going to enjoy yours.
I think I mentioned L G Wright glass before, because they made some very similar glass to victorian vaseline/ lemon pearline glass in very similar patterns. They also made cranberry and cranberry opalescent in designs very similar to Fenton, purple slag glass similar to Sowerby (wicker pattern), Dugan and Diamond carnival designs, some Northwood pieces from the original molds, and so on. There's a very useful book on the subject, and now I've added a page about L G Wright glass to the Glass Encyclopedia at http://www.encyclopedia.netnz.com/Lgwrightglass.html
Our new page about Nailsea Glass is also on the Glass Encyclopedia at http://www.encyclopedia.netnz.com/Nailseaglass.html Many thanks to Margaret at Antique Glass in Bath, England for some lovely pictures of Nailsea style glass, and to James Adlington of Bristol Blue Glass, who also sent information and a much appreciated offer of help. You can visit their websites by clicking on their names.
I know from comments I've received, that there are not many really good books on Stained Glass. There's one just published (Sept 2000) by some serious USA museum curators, with lavish illustrations of the renaissance period stained glass in Europe. Its called "Painting on Light" and you can read more about it by clicking here.
By coincidence, there's also a new book (August 2000) about one of the great US stained glass designers, written by Thomas Heinz and called Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens. More about that book, click here.
A message for Glass Artists: the last date for applications for the New Glass Review 22 Competition is October 15th. Contact the Corning Museum of Glass, - you'll find them in our list on the Links Page (click here). Look on their Events & Exhibitions page.
We have some interesting glass on ebay this week. From the Glass Museum Collection
there's a lovely little sapphire blue ribbon-trailed vase designed by Barnaby Powell for
Whitefriars Glass (click here) - ebay #460926257; and also a rare Depression Glass
vaseline flower vase dated 1932 (click here) - ebay # 461066456.
There's also another of Garry Nash's superb paperweights, this one is in blue and 22kt
gold (click here) - ebay #457791482; and an art glass perfume bottle containing a fish
by Peter Viesnik (click here) - ebay #457705750.
You can see a preview at http://www.antique.co.nz/glass.html. They are all put up without reserve and so far there are no bids.
Its always nice to find a book about glass covering something we haven't read about before. There hasn't been much written about glass knife rests, so Dean Rockwell's new book "Antique Knife Rests : The History, Manufacture & Use of English, American & Continental Knife Rests in Metal, Glass & Ceramic" is more than welcome. We could even forgive him that long title! It was published in July 2000, and you can read more about it by clicking here.
The Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, has an exhibition celebrating ten years of Pilchuck Glass School's artists in residence, starting on October 7th. Sounds really good, you can read how to get there etc. at the Tacoma Art Museum's website (click here).
I do hope there was something interesting for you this week.
Very best wishes
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