Since it was founded in 1961, Caithness Glass has become renowned across the world. For fifty years, it has fulfilled the founders’ original aims of providing employment in rural Scotland, and producing high quality glassware in a Modern and contemporary style. Until now very little has been known about the decorative and tableware designs that built and maintained the company’s reputation.
Illustrated with over 200 specially commissioned full colour photographs, this is the first publication to bring together and examine the Scandinavian inspired designs of the 1960s & 70s, engraved and sandblasted ranges, and the highly appealing, often complex, designs produced from the 1980s onwards.
A specially written introduction covers the history of the company, puts designs in context, and also looks at the life and work of co-founder and first designer Domhnall ÓBroin. This publication puts the work of ÓBroin and later designers rightfully amongst that of the other innovative giants of 20thC British glass design – Geoffrey Baxter, Frank Thrower, and Ronald Stennett-Willson.
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