Rock Crystal Ewer Story: A report by Andy McConnell on the “claret jug” that turned up in a provincial auction and was resold at Christie’s for a recession-beating sum.
Review of the 2008 British Glass Biennale by Ian Pearson: Chairman of the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers
Glass Routes and a Silica Variant on the Silk Road: A report by Ruth Wilcock on the important Glass Routes exhibition at Wolverhampton’s Bilston Gallery in 2008, a tribute to Professor Keith Cummings, his former students, many now well-known internationally, and including works from China from artists benefiting from Wolverhampton University’s links with that country.
Czech and Slovak Glass in Exile: An article by Sylva Petrova, based on her presentation to the Association in October 2007, at the symposium “European 20th Century Glass”.
The International Festival of Glass 2008 in Photographs
Paperweight Corner: Our regular contributor, Richard Giles, looks at commemorative paperweights issued since the Second World War.
Czech Republic: A report by Sonia Solicari on the Glass Circle trip to the Czech Republic in May 2008.
The Fitzwilliam Tazza: An article by Peter Adamson on a tazza whose provenance goes back to about 1660, having had only 3 family owners in 350 years.
Gibraltar Crystal – The Passion of two Families for Handmade Glass: Article by Roger Ersser.
Glassmaker’s Corner: Diana Dias-Leaõ: How Diana makes those stunning glass dresses, and her artistic message. Article by Bob Wilcock.
The Glass Association AGM Presentations: An overview by Nigel Benson of the presentation by Rebecca Wallis on glass in the Wallace Collection, David Williams-Thomas on Stevens and Williams/Royal Brierley, Brian Watson on “Real, Repro or Repaired” glasses, and Francis Grew on the Garton Collection in the Museum of London.
Paddy Baker: An appreciation by Brian Currie of the former Editor of the Glass Cone, and active glass enthusiast, who passed away in August 2008.
My First Piece of Glass: Article by Yvonne Cocking, who has just retired as the Association’s Secretary.
The Pearsons Prize: A brief report on the 2008 competition