Earlier on this year, I launched my fifth book on Caithness Glass. Once again, this accompanied a ground-breaking exhibition of glass from the Graham Cooley collection. The exhibition was launched in January at the renowned Broadfield House Glass Museum in Stourbridge, and Graham and I were delighted to welcome Emer OBroin, the daughter of the company’s co-founder and chief designer Domhnall OBroin, to the launch weekend. You can read a little more about the events that weekend by clicking here. From there, the exhibition travelled to Perth, the ‘home’ of Caithness Glass, where it was on display at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery from May to October. Both exhibitions attracted thousands of visitors, and the Perth exhibition was enjoyed by many current and ex- employees of the company. Below you can see a panorama of the exhibition.

The exhibition has now travelled on to King’s Lynn, where it opened at the re-launched King’s Lynn Arts Centre this weekend. I opened the exhibition on …

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Over the past few years, the mid-century modern look of the 1950s-70s has become THE mainstream look influencing many of our homes. Although many say that the magazine is dead against today’s eReaders and websites, two brave and innovative publishers have launched marvellous magazines focusing on the area. And proving that the magazine isn’t dead, both grabbed ‘the moment’ and have become hugely successful. Vintagexplorer is the latest publication from Karyn Sparks, who produces the already wildly successful Antiquexplorer. Copies can be found free in many antiques centres across the country, but money spent on a subscription is money very well spent. Karyn ensures that each issue of either publication is packed with gorgeous images and informative text that you’ll learn plenty from reading. I have written for Antiquexplorer in the past, and was delighted to be asked to contribute to the inaugural issue of Vintagexplorer (below). You’ll also find articles vintage fashion, Piero Fornasetti, scooters, and a profile on the year 1958. Although it focuses on the same …

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Interview on Preloved

A little while ago, I was interviewed by the team behind Preloved, one of Britain’s largest and fastest growing alternatives to eBay. Celebrating ‘the joy of secondhand’, the company is right up my street and is a great place to search for retro, vintage, and antique, bargains. Anyway, click here to read my interview. I hope you enjoy it!

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