Wine cup

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Wine cup

This glass wine cup was made in 1980 by Steven Newell at The Glasshouse in London.

The wine cup is made of colourless frosted glass and slightly lustred. The foot has two reeded wings.

Studio Glassmaking has established itself firmly as an accepted British craft. For the first half of the 20th century neither British Industries nor British Art Colleges encouraged artists to work in glass as was done in Northern Europe and the USA. The first glass department to change this was that built up at Edinburgh College of Art by Helen Monro-Turner in the 1950s and 60s. This coincided with a revolution in the technology of glassmaking pioneered by American artists in the early 1960s. A further impetus was provided by the setting up of The Glasshouse in London which provided working space for graduates of the Royal College of Art. A number of similar corporate ventures have now been established, including several in Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-417-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1980.103
Date: 1980
Material: Glass, colourless, frosted, slightly lustred
Dimensions: 88 mm H x 142 mm W x 109 mm D
What: Cup, wine
Subject: British glass
Who: Steven Newell, The Glasshouse, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Description: Wine-cup of colourless glass frosted and slightly lustred, with foot with two reeded wings: English, London, The Glasshouse, by Steven Newell, 1980
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