Twists Glass Studio have been showing Jacobite style air-twist, cotton-twist and colour-twist glasses at the Spring Fair Birmingham for the past 20 years. Twists Glass Studio made the air-twist goblets as seen on the TV series Outlander as seen in Season 2, Episode 3. Technically, to actually be classed as Jacobite, the glasses have to […]

Scottish based glass artist Michael James Hunter and his wife Susan set up Twists Glass Studio twenty years ago this year. Among their many achievements during this time are Balvenie Scottish Artisan of the Year 2002, and the Giftware Association Gift of the Year Winners in their category 2002, 2004 and 2005. Michael and Susan […]

I often get asked  if our twisted stemmed drinking glasses are “reproductions”. Our Georgian/Jacobite style drinking glasses are purposely designed for today’s market.  The clarity of the glass, the shape, size and foot were designed in a contemporary style;  not “Georgian”, not “Jacobite”, and all are hand signed and dated. My aim was to come […]

  Twists Glass Studio’s Mike Hunter returned from a very successful April 2018 “Paperweight Fest” held at the Creative Glass Centre of America, WheatonArts, in Millville NJ, USA. Mike gave two presentations, the first on how he made his picture cane murine, the second on his “Norfolk Assemblage”, a collaboration with American artist Colin Richardson, […]

I have noticed that there seems to be a bit of a paperweight revival going on at the moment. With the collectors this has skipped a generation, and it’s the grandchildren who are now collecting. Also there seems to be a few younger makers and dealers on the scene. Paperweights have had a bad reputation […]

We had a good show at the NGF;  saw lots of friends.  And despite the rumours, we are still in a very progressive making and designing mode as some of the new work shows.  Last week we made some bowls and vases using some old filigree/latticinio incalmo cups that date back to 1999-2000.  These worked […]

Twists Glass Studio team of Mike and Sue Hunter returned from their successful trip to the US.  The event was the bi-annual “Paperweight Fest” organised by the Delaware Valley PCA chapter and Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey.  Wheaton Arts houses “The Creative Glass Centre of America”. Mike gave two short presentations which were very […]