Scotlands Glass 400 Years of Glassmaking 1610-2010
Scotlands Glass 400 Years of Glassmaking 1610-2010 is the first general history of Scottish Glass aimed at the general reader. Richly illustrated with over 200 full-colour photographs of items, many of which have never been seen in print before, such as rare and amazing glass from the 17th to the 21st century, this book will encourage readers to tour the country and explore Scotland's wonderful glassmaking heritage for themselves. Highlights include...
Glasses actually used by Prince Charles Edward in 1745
A one-metre tall epergne produced in 1837 for Queen Victoria's accession
Bottles from the 18th and 19th centuries
Rare examples of Clutha glass
Exquisite 19th century engraving by Millar and Keller
Examples from Monart, Ysart, Vasart, Strathearn and Caithness
The most prominent names in Scottish glassmaking examined: Sir George Hay, John Ford, John Baird
20th century notables such as Salvador Ysart, Helen Monro Turner, Alison Geissler and Alison Kinnaird
Paperweight examples from Ysart, Caithness, Perthshire, Selkirk and individual craftsmen
Stunning 20th century studio art glass and sculptures
Written by Brian Blench formerly Head of Decorative Arts in Glasgow Museums and Shiona Airlie former Director at The National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Also included with Scotland's Glass is an 18 page Directory of Glass Businessses 2010 listing glassmakers and artists working in Scotland by region, glass related historical sites, a selection of buildings where glass is evident, museums with glass collections and organisations for glassmakers and/ or collectors.