Twists Glass Studio will be showing new work and work from their archive which will be for sale at the National Glass Fair which is held at the Motorcycle Museum just of the roundabout M42 for Coventry and the NEC. Having had a tidy up (for those of you who have visited us it still […]

Murrine is making a comeback in the glass world.  Most people mistakenly call this type of work millefiori, but millefiori is a basic form of murrina. One of the oldest forms of glass making the forming of murrine pre-dates glass blowing and is formed from overlay colours. There is a huge resurgence of this art […]

Originally Norfolk-based glass artists Mike and Sue Hunter have just reached 20 years of Twists Glass Studio which they founded in 1998.  Now based in the Scottish Borders, Twists Glass Studio is a multi award winning studio with designer makers Mike and Sue designing and making everything themselves.  Their work can be seen as far […]

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 […]