Michael James Hunter Born 1958, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Susan Jane Hunter (formerly Barrett) Born 1960, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
2008. Susan and I received a Royal Command to attend Hollyrood Palace from the Lord High Commissioner HRM Prince Andrew, for our work for the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Sheilagh Kesting.
2006, Susan was awarded the UK Trade & Investments, North American Scholarship, to attend Kellogg’s Business School of Management, Illinois USA
May 2019, Demonstration at the Flint Institute of Art glass hot shop, also a collaborative demo with US artist David Graeber for PCA convention, Flint & Dearborn, MI.
2018 Presentation, April. Paperweight Fest, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2018 Presentation, March. NPS, Cumbria, UK.
2017 Presentation, NEPCA, Marlboro, Nr Boston, MA, USA.
2017 Demonstration for PCA, Chrysler Museum of Glass hot shop, Norfolk, VA, USA.
2017 Solo Demonstration for the Chrysler Museum of Glass hot shop, Norfolk, VA, USA.
2017 Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2016 Presentation, PCC, England.
2016 Collaborative demonstration with US artists Colin Richardson and Chris Sherwin, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2016 Presentation, TPCA, Austin, Texas, USA.
2016 Presentation, OPCA Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
2015 Collaborative demonstration with Colin Richardson at Tacoma Museum of Glass Tacoma WI USA
2014 Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2014 Collaborative demonstration with Colin Richardson at WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, NJ, USA.
2013 Studio demonstration to glass students from Edinburgh University.
2012 Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2011 Presentation for PCC, Cologne, Germany.
2010 Creative Scotland Award to attend Pino Signoretto masterclass, and a Michael Schunke masterclass USA.
2010 Two Demonstrations at Edinburgh College of Art, 400 years of Scottish Glass, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2010 Demonstration at the Dial Glassworks, for the National Glass Festival, Stourbridge, England.
2010 Presentation and demonstration at WheatonAtrs, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2008 Demonstration at WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2006 Richard Marquis masterclass, Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland.
2006 Presentation at the Paperweight Fest, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
1999 Demonstration at Broadfields House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, England.
1998 Founded Twists Glass Studio.
1989 Employed as production master at Lindean Mill Glass.
1986 Earned title “master glassmaker” at Welsh Royal Crystal, Wales, UK.
1974 Apprentice at Wedgwood Glass, King’s Lynn. Studied under Ronald Stennet-Wilson former head of Industrial Glass Design RCA.
2022, BCTF Award. Winner of the Pyramid Gallery Award for Excellence.
2019, Tableware International Awards of Excellence “Artisanal” runner up to Moser with “Lyra”.
2016. Cabin Award to explore making pixelated murrine without using a glass melting furnace.
2015. Creative Scotland Award to attend PCA Conference, and do a collaborative demonstration with US artist Colin Richardson at the Tacoma Museum of Glass WA, USA.
2015, Silver Award, Craft and Design Awards.
2012, Finalist for Craft and Design Awards.
2010, Scottish Arts Council Award for Professional Development.
2010, Twists Glass Studio named a Top 100 Business in the Barclays Trading Places Awards
2010, Creative Scotland/Cabin Award for research into addressing the environmental challenges to blow glass without using a glass-melting furnace.
2009-10, Scottish Borders Business Excellence Award, International Trader of the Year, Finalist.
2009, Award for Excellence, BCTF Winner.
2006, Northlands bursary, Creative Scotland, for Richard Marquis Masterclass.
2005, G.A. Winner. Best British Design to be sold in a Gallery or Museum.
2004, G.A. Winner. Best British Design to be sold in a Gallery or Museum.
2002, Vibes Award, Caring for the Environment, Winner.
2002, G.A. Winner, Best UK Collectable.
2002, Balvenie Scottish Artisan of the Year Winner. (later became a national award)
2001, Finalist for The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award.
1999, Finalist Best Business Start Up, Association of Scottish Business Women.
1994, Finalist for The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award.
PCA Bulletin 2021 “A Personal Progress”
PCA Bulletin 2020 “Fun With Cane!”.
PCA Newsletter 131 Nov 2019 “Murrine Madness”.
PCC Newsletter 127 July 2018 “Shadows and Colours”.
PCC Newsletter 127 July 2018 “Old Habits are Hard to Break”.
PCA Bulletin 2018 “A Norfolk Assemblage”.
PCC Newsletter 2010 “Wheaton Trip, Paperweight Fest”.
PCC Newsletter 142 July 2023. Mentioned in article “Love of Cane” by Norman Faulkner
PCA Bulletin 2023, pg 56 Paperweight Collectors Down Under by Angela Bowey. Pg 66 An Exhibit of Paperweight Bottles by Gulsari Byrkit.
Frequent mention, NPS, History of the Northern Paperweight Society by Kevin Moore.
Mentioned, PCC Newsletter 138 March 2022 Salamander Paperweights-Antique & Modern by Norman Faulkner.
PCC Newsletter July 2021. “Fifteen years of Innovation and Excellence” by Ann Slater.
L.H.Selman Ltd. Fine Glass Paperweights. Spring 2019. Pages 3-6 Michael James Hunter, For the Love of Glass.
Glass Matters, Joint publication of the Glass Association & glass Circle, “The World of Murrine” by Brian Clarke.
NPS The Gather Summer 2018, “Spring meeting in Cumbria with Mike Hunter” by Kevin Moore.
Glass Matters issue No2 article by Richard Giles.
The Cone no 111, article by Richard Giles.
The Cone no 109, article by Richard Giles.
2013 Craft and Design issue no 225 article.
PCA Bulletin 2007, article by Nancy Alfano.
PCA Bulletin, 2006,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 photos in the Artists Showcase.
Dictionary of Signature canes, revised, Andrew Dohan.
L.H.Selman Calender, 2006,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
A Brief Guide to Glass Paperweights, the Paperweight Collectors Circle 2011.
Front cover of PCA Bulletin 2009.
Scotlands Glass (web site) Michael James Hunter/Twists Glass Studio.
400 Years of Scottish Glass by Shona Airlie and Brian J R Blench.
Scotland on Sunday.
The Financial Times.
The Herald on Sunday, “Class in their Glass” 2004.
PCC. Glass Circle.
Caledonia magazine, July 2002. “Clear Winner” article on winning the Balvenie Scottish Artist of the Year Award.
Selected and Solo Exhibitions:
2023. Feb-April. Solo exhibition at the Pyramid Gallery, York, England.
2022. September. Paine Art Centre & Gardens. Oshkosh WI, USA
2022. June 25-26. The Tin Shed. Ayton Castle Exhibition. Northumbria, England.
2022, May, Bergstrom Museum of Glass, Exhibition for the PCA Convention. Oshkosh WI, USA.
2022, April 30th-May 2nd. The Tin Shed. New Beginnings a Dialogue with Nature. Lady Waterford Hall, Northumbria UK.
2022, Feb-May, Exhibition Paperweights in Bloom, Paine Art Centre & Gardens. Oshkosh WI, USA.
2019, May, Exhibition Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI, USA
2017, Feb, Exhibition Crafts Council “Collect”, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2017, Feb, Exhibition Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA.
2016, March-Apr, Exhibition “Raising Cane” Gallery of Fine Craft, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ, USA.
2015, Nov 28-May 2, Exhibition at Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA, USA.
2013, The Chase Exhibition at the RCA.
2010, Solo exhibition, Sheila Fleet Gallery, Edinburgh.
2010, Plowden & Thompson, Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, England.
2010, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI, USA.
2008-09, Bergstrom-Mahlar Museum, Neenah, WI.USA.
2008, St Josephs Gallery, Holland.
2008, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Gateshead Museum and Arts Centre, England.
2006, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2006, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2006, Solo exhibition, Cicillia Colman Gallery, London.
2005, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2005, Collins Gallery, Scotland.
2004, The Wallace Collection, London.
2004, Rothchilds, Waddingstone Manor, England.
2004, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2004, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2004, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2003, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Harley Gallery, England.
2003, Solo exhibition, Primavera Gallery, England.
2002, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2002, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2002, St Andrews Art Centre, Scotland.
2001, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2001, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2000, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2000, British Collection, British Luxury Council, England.
1999, V&A Museum, London.
1999, St Andrews Art Centre, Scotland.
1999, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
1999, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1998, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1997, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1994, Guildhall, London.
Commissions and Public Collections:
2020, Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Air Twist glasses.
2014, Outlander Ltd, series 2. Air Twist Glasses. Outlander series 3. Outlander series 5.
Paxton House Scotland, public collection.
Nazeing Glass Museum, England, public collection.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI, USA public collection.
Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, England public collection.
New Bedford Museum of Glass, MA. USA public collection.
Flint Museum of Art, Flint MI. USA public collection.
Halliwell’s House Museum, Selkirk, Scotland.
Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey.
Mammoth Film Studios for Austin Productions.
Hunterian Museum, Scotland.
Don Davis, Digi Graphica, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Scottish Borders Enterprise.
Scottish Borders Council.
Church of Scotland.
North of England P&I.
Duchess of Roxburgh.
The former Queen’s Canon, Dr, James Woodward, Windsor Castle.
Many of our private and corporate collectors do not wish to be named, and we respect their privacy.