Must-Have Mid-Century Magazines

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, […]

Hepplewhite, Sheraton & A Little Surprise

Rummaging around a secondhand bookshop (always one of life’s little pleasures) a few weeks ago, I discovered a small and slim hardbound copy of Sheraton’s furniture designs. It was published in 1946 by John Tiranti, and the simple yet charming, Classically-inspired illustrations inside made me glow. So I spent the £4 the bookseller was asking, […]

Rave Reviews for Caithness Glass Book

I’m delighted that my new Caithness Glass book has received some great reviews lately. Lesley Jackson, the eminent design historian, curator, and author, has just reviewed it for the Crafts Council‘s prestigious ‘Craft’ magazine and said ‘”Mark Hill has done the design world a valuable service in recording the history of Caithness Glass and the […]

New Book Out Now – Caithness Glass

Mark Hill Publishing Ltd is delighted to announce the publication of an exciting new bookalogue on Caithness Glass. Published to accompany a major travelling exhibition of glass from the Graham Cooley Collection, the book also commemorates the the 50th anniversary of the founding of Caithness Glass in 2011. Wildly successful in its day, and found […]

Antiques For Everyone at the NEC

Last week I attended the wonderful Antiques For Everyone Fair at the NEC, Birmingham, along with Judith Miller. Held three times a year, it’s the largest vetted fair in the UK, attracting hundreds of dealers, and tens of thousands of buyers and collectors. This time around, Judith and I had been asked to help with […]

Caithness Glass Book Launch at Broadfield House

Last Saturday saw the launch of the first ever exhibition and book dedicated to Caithness Glass and the work of its co founder and first designer Domhnall ÓBroin. Over 300 pieces of glass from the Cooley Collection were beautifully displayed at Broadfield House Glass Museum, covering fifty years of world-renowned design since the company was […]

Back from Caithness, a new book coming…

It’s not that I’ve been lazy since the New Year (doesn’t that seem like a long time ago?!) with my blog. It’s just that my time has been completely taken up with my next book – on Caithness Glass. Although planning started over two years ago, for various reasons I wasn’t able to start it […]

All New Updated Fat Lava Info!

Any of you Fat Lava fans who haven’t come across Kevin Graham yet are missing a major trick. Kevin has been collecting and researching West German studio and factory ceramics for well over a decade now, and runs the highly popular and successful ‘Pottery & Glass Forum‘, which is free to join. I’d encourage you […]

Judith Miller’s New Costume Jewellery Book

I know it’s not the usual sort of thing I write about here, but I felt I must tell you about Judith Miller’s new book on Costume Jewellery. Judith’s first book on the subject, published in association with DK, rapidly became a landmark bestseller – and I can see this one doing exactly the same. […]

Fabulous new contemporary glass book

My friend, the photographer Simon Bruntnell, has just sent me a copy of his new book on contemporary glass. And it’s a triumph! As one would expect from this fantastically skilled and talented glass photographer, the images are nothing less than vibrant and sumptuous. Just like today’s market in contemporary studio glass, in fact. Simon […]