Made of pink merletto (lace) cane, it is a flat tear drop shape is scratch signed "M Hunter Twists Merletto" to the underside of the base and has the Twists Glass studio label. Mike Hunter of Twists Glass Studio in Selkirk, Scotland, began his love affair with glass as a small boy, gazing with fascination at the colourful, magical twists contained in the marbles he played with.Later, as a 17-year-old apprentice with Wedgwood Glass of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, he remembers asking the master glassblowers how the intricately designed glasses he had seen at the museums were made. None of them could tell him. At Twists Studio Glass, Mike produces designs with cane-working techniques, creating traditional contemporary glassware styles based on the designs of 16th and 17th century Venice and 18th century England.
He created his flagship technique of "vetro", the Italian for glass, which demonstrates the combination of his natural talent for design with the highest level of technical skill. The result is a vast array of colour in design that speaks of his unique relationship with glass; the glass on the blowing iron becomes one with Mike as, with a sense of ease and speed, the molten glass is commanded into form- his "vetro". Michael has exhibited internationally and has work in both private and public collections across the world. His beautiful creations are stocked at the most exclusive outlets: Asprey and Garrards, New York and London, Harrods of Knightsbridge, The Room in Chelsea, Wing On Hong Kong, and Cameo in Paris.Saddleback Fine Art is an established online gallery offering a wide range of antique / vintage & contemporary paintings, prints & sculpture from artists worldwide. We believe that everyone should own at least one piece of original artwork. We have sourced & created a diverse portfolio of art covering many mediums & aim to offer something to suit all budgets for both enjoyment & investment. Many pieces of art we sell are vintage or antique pieces and on occasion damage and/or restoration / repair may have occurred.
If there is any noticeable damage to the painting we will outline this in the'Description / Condition' section above. The images of the paintings and other artwork displayed are captured digitally. While great care is taken to reproduce the exact colours of the original piece of art, please note there may be variations in the shades and colours. The full details of how each piece is presented can be found in the'Description' section above.
Some art buyers prefer to frame the artwork themselves. Again as many pieces of work are vintage / antique there maybe some damage to the frames and we will outline this in the listing. PO Box Unfortunately we cannot deliver to P.
Any such charges are your responsibility. Unfortunately we are unable to insure against damage to glass in transit. Please put a note in the checkout if you wish for glass to be removed. We require a telephone number to be provided for all orders.
We endeavour to dispatch all works within 24-48 hours. As soon as the item is dispatched tracking details will be on the order page. Should there be any delay in dispatch of your order we will contact you.
We do our best to provide high quality photographs and a detailed and accurate description for each item that we sell. Any item not in its original condition, or damaged or for reasons not due to our error will not be accepted for return.