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made at Galashiels, Selkirkshire

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass bowl was made in 1981 at Lindean Mill Glass at Galashiels in Selkirkshire. It was engraved by Alison Kinnaird at Temple in Midlothian.

The bowl is made of clear colourless glass flashed purple, wheel-engraved with a design called 'Woman into Hare'. The inscription reads 'I sall goe intil ane haire/ with sorrow and syck and/ meikle caire', 'And I sall goe in the divellis name aye whill I com hom againe'. The bowl bears the diamond-engraved marks 'Alison Kin[n]aird' and '1981'.

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: 000-190-004-425-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1981.414
Date: 1981
Material: Glass, clear colourless flashed purple, wheel-engraved. Inscription: Alison Kin[n]aird [above] 1981 [diamond-engraved]
Dimensions: 156 mm H x 204 mm D
Subject: British glass
Who: Alison Kinnaird, Temple (Engraver)
Lindean Mill Glass, Selkirk (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Selkirkshire, Selkirk
Description: Bowl of clear colourless glass flashed purple, wheel-engraved with 'Woman into Hare': Scottish, Selkirk, Lindean Mill Glass, engraved by Alison Kinnaird, Temple, 1981
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