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I can’t wait to see the new Joan Miro Exhibition on at the Tate Modern. I love his iconic and bold surrealism and the show is well timed with the anniversary of the Festival of Britain. 50 years ago, just a few minutes from the Tate Modern site – the SouthBank site was developed & created into a fantastic celebration for all things exciting and innovative in British design.
Carstens was a West German ceramic company from 1945 -84. Some of our favourite pieces and designs come from this manufacturer. So, here’s just a little bit of information about them to help you identify and learn a little more…Most of the shapes and designs were made by Trude Carstens – the artistic director (until 1965). They were a successful company, with their peak from the 50s-70s. [Read more...]
Collecting 20th century art glass is about discovering factories, shapes and patterns that you particularly love. Finding new pieces always makes buying them that much sweeter and collecting the same shape, but in different colours and sizes – looks really attractive. I particularly love the British, Whitefriars Glass teardrop and hambone vases designed by Geoffrey Baxter – made from the 1950-70s. They come with heavy clear casing and in lots of vibrant colours and different heights
They look brilliant together – whilst the retro Whitefriars bark vases are very high in value, these lovely organic simple shapes are still affordable, versatile and relatively easy to find….They are sure to rise in value and are definitely worth holding on to!!