Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

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mb976
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Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby mb976 » Mon 09 Dec, 2013 11:21 pm

Hi All

Not sure if we are allowed to post about this, if not please erase admins...

We are having our Christmas open day again this year where we will doing lots of glass blowing demonstrations. There will also be work on sale and mulled wine and minced pies a-plenty!!

Saturday 14th December 10.00-5.00pm

More info can be found here http://www.rothschildbickers.com/annual ... udio-2013/

All the best

Mark from R&B

Marilyn
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Marilyn » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 10:24 am

Hi Mark I wondered if you would, hope its a successful as last year which was fascinating to watch. Will get down if I can.

Billywindsock
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Billywindsock » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 7:07 pm

Bought a beautiful light last year, I wonder what will catch me eye this year.

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Darcy Sarto
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Darcy Sarto » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 11:25 pm

Yes - did a bit of Christmas shopping there last year and went back to treat ourselves to posh shades for our new kitchen and hallway this summer.

Would strongly recommend this.

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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby bubbaoshea » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 10:42 am

Will pop in for sure as last year was great. My son loved watching the glass be blown.

Billywindsock
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Billywindsock » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 7:09 pm

I was most surprised to find the light I paid less than £50 for was over £200 on their website.

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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Steve » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 7:22 pm

Billywindsock wrote:I was most surprised to find the light I paid less than £50 for was over £200 on their website.

The exact same light? Made by the same company? Using the same manufacturing methods? It does seem surprising, yes.

mb976
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby mb976 » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 8:22 pm

Hi Guys, the prices are greatly reduced at our open day due to the fact that most of the work on sale are second quality or samples that have been made over the year.

Some of the reasons why a piece of glass might be a second include bubbles, inconsistency in the glass, ash marks from our wooden blocks or just the size/shape not being right. As it is all handmade we do get a number of these over the year... ;)

It is our opinion that it is better to sell them at near enough cost price rather than bin them...

They are real bargains to be honest and the open day is also a lovely way for us to show people what goes into the work we make.

Look forward to welcoming all on Saturday, we will be demoing all day

Billywindsock
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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Billywindsock » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 8:45 pm

It was cheap, I was surprised to see how much the 'real' thing goes for on the website.
Not sure why mine is a second, I can't see any blemishes in the glass, but I am not an expert.
It must be a slightly too big or small version, or one with a slight difference in the colour of glass. It looks fantastic and I love it!

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Re: Glassblowing open day - Rothschild & Bickers

Postby Billywindsock » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 8:55 pm

Here it is
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