This is a bumper special issue, featuring 24 pages packed with half-a-dozen articles covering glass from antiquity to the present day.
Sir Richard Wallace’s Collection of Glass: Our major feature – the cover and six pages – is a superb article by Rebecca Wallis, Curatorial Assistant at the Wallace Collection, on glass in the collection, following on from her presentation at last year’s AGM. Non-members will be able to purchase a copy of the Glass Cone at the Wallace Collection.
Glassmaker’s Corner: Katharine Coleman MBE; Katharine was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List, and Bob Wilcock looks at Katharine’s career and her distinctive style of engraving (based on an interview with Katharine).
Paperweight Corner: Richard Giles continues the story of commemorative paperweights.
The James Hall Collection of English Glass
Brian Clarke picks out the highlights from the Bonhams auction in December 2008 and in the process covers the development of English glass in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Light and Glass: Partners in Shine
A different and wide-ranging article from Roger Ersser on the magic of glass, and what is so special about it.
Daum Explained – Part 1: Art Nouveau and Art Deco expert Mike Moir tells the story of Daum from the 1880s to the 1930s - a very helpful introduction to Daum’s beautiful and highly collectable glass.
Exhibitions: There is a brief review of the latest exhibitions at Broadfield House and the National Glass Centre, as well as an update on the situation regarding Broadfield House Glass Museum.
Frank Hudson: An appreciation of Frank, who passed away in January.