The day opened with a welcome from Elizabeth and Timothy Harris and an introduction by Ron Wheeler. I then began the morning with an illustrated talk on the history of the Isle of Wight studio and Michael Harris’ deep influence on British studio glass.
After a delicious lunch and animated conversation, renowned glass expert and BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell gave a talk on the history of global studio glass. Tim also delighted the audience by making one of the most famous and complex designs for which the studio is known – Undercliff. Guests were also allowed to try their hand at blowing glass themselves.
All in all, the day was an enormous success and another, similar event is planned for the future. To register your interest to attend one of these events, please visit www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk
Mark Hill Publishing would like to thank The Cambridge Glass Fair, Isle of Wight Studio Glass and David Heathcock for their kind permission to use these images.