Vintage Signed Michael Hunter Scottish Air Twist Drinking Glass
A Very Handsome And Very Collectible Vintage Signed Michael Hunter Scottish Handmade Drinking Glass. It Has A Wonderful Air Twist To The Stem And Classic Pontil Snap To The Base. It Is Signed To The Base By Renowned Scottish Glass Maker, Michael Hunter.
Condition is very good. No chips, cracks or scratches.
Measures 12.6cm x 7cm
Weighs 179.94 grams
More About Michael Hunter:
With over 40 years working with glass Michael's fascination in glass began as a young boy when he won a filigree marble, playing marbles at school. In 1974, at 17 years of age, he began an apprenticeship at Wedgwood Glass in Kings Lynn. It was here that his intrigue was cemented. He wished to create, more complex glass similar to that seen in museums. The master glassblowers with whom he worked were unable to tell him.
Conscious that the techniques of the 18th century were being lost to history. Michael was determined to learn the techniques. Numerous visits were made to the museum to take notes. Working in his lunch breaks, Michael would test his latest theory on how the glass could be made. After seven years of small successes and failures, he finally triumphed. He had perfected the technique of embedding coloured glass canes and air into the stems of glassware.
After 11 years at Wedgewood, Michael left as a master glassblower and coloured animal maker. He moved to Wales to become a trainee stem maker for Welsh Royal Crystal. It was here that he fine-tuned his skills. He had also started to work on the Venetian “vetro” technique, which has become his specialty.
Fulfilling his dream, in 1998 Michael set up, Twists Studio Glass with his wife Sue.
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