Everyone is welcome, no matter if you are new to the island or are already established here.
I would like the group to focus on friendships rather than dating, so couples and friends are equally invited.
In most cases, pontil marks, labels and signatures can give a good general idea when a piece was made rather than a specific date.
It should be remembered that paper labels in particular could be attached to pieces after general use of the label had been phased out, such as using up of old stock at a later date.
Century and it is known that there were ‘secret christians’ in his Army.On the pieces themselves the mark can be difficult to see because of the combination of black lettering on a dark blue background. More pictures are available on pages 137 and 138 of Mark Hill's book .For signatures of other glass makers who worked at IOWSG please refer to the page for the Glassblower's Shelf. Later signatures, it is believed, never abbreviate the first name.Broken pontil marks were left when the pontil rod was broken off and left unfinished.These are characteristic of very early experimental pieces made in 1972 and early ranges made up to mid-1973.Evidence of Roman settlements dating back to the 1st. D, have been discovered at several places on the Island.There is no clear evidence, to date, that any of these early settlers might have been Christian, however we do know from historical records that there were ‘secret christians’ in the 1st. Centuries throughout the Roman Empire including Britain.This is one of the earliest signatures of Timothy Harris. Signature of Timothy Harris on a piece made exclusively for IOWSG Collector's Club members.It was on an experimental piece from the early 1980s. The addition of the words 'Collectors Club' seems to be found only on the earliest club editions.This example is on the votive vase of Edition 2 in the Wild Garden style made in 2003.Signature of Timothy Harris on a piece made exclusively for Isle of Wight Glass Museum.