Isle of Wight Studio Glass Collectors’ Day

Now held annually, these exciting events have become firm fixtures in collectors’ diaries. Over 80 keen collectors and fans packed into the studio today for this, the second of such days. The busy schedule kicked off with a welcoming introduction from Ron Wheeler of Artius Glass. This was swiftly followed by Timothy Harris making a […]

Sam Herman – Then & Now Exhibition

Last month I had the pleasure of another meeting with Sam Herman, who is arguably the greatest name in British studio glass – and pretty darned important in the global studio glass movement too. Unfairly in my mind at least, few recognise his incredible vision, abilities and importance. Without him, studio glass techniques would not […]

Fat Lava As Art?

Thanks to Els van Petersen for drawing my attention to a new contemporary art installation or exhibit (depending on your perspective) by Marieke van Diemen at the innovative Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.The picture says it all – some 520 West German ceramic vases on display as part of a wider exhibition […]

On the road with Judith Miller

One of the most enjoyable, and often surprising, tasks my job entails is meeting people and discussing their collections. This can be for publication in one of our books, for valuation or – in this case – on a book signing tour. With Autumn’s cold mornings and evenings showing us Summer really was over, Judith […]

Newark Antiques & Collectables Fair

The KING of British antiques fairs, legendary amongst collectors and dealers the world around! And I was going! Yay! If you have heard rumours about it going into decline, please dispel them immediately as the doom-laden thoughts of the terminally miserable. In my honest opinion, this event IS still worth going to, even on a […]

Fat Lava Exhibition

As you will have seen from other parts of my website, the Fat Lava Exhibition was opened at the King’s Lynn Art Centre in Norfolk, England on July 15th. Since its launch unprecedented numbers of visitors have attended, each emitting a shocked gasp as they enter the vibrant ceramic filled gallery. Okay, I may be […]