Isle of Wight Studio Glass was established in 1973 by one of the founders of the British Studio Glass Movement, Michael Harris (1933 – 1994) and his wife Elizabeth. Revitalised in 2013 in a new location and under new management, it now serves as the platform from which Michael’s son, Timothy Harris, energetically pursues the family tradition – excellence and innovation in studio glass design and production. Outstanding skills and the exploration of new designs and manufacturing techniques continue to maintain Timothy and the studio at the forefront of handmade decorative glass worldwide.
The lease on the barn on the Arreton Barns Craft Village site was acquired in June 2013. Originally a grain drying barn, for many years our future studio had been used to accommodate a variety of artefacts related to the Craft Village, some of which were very strange and unusual. For instance when we first arrived we had to push a 1922 Model T Ford truck out of the way to get in!
The studio was formally declared open by Mark Hill (BBC Antiques Roadshow) on October 19, 2014. This coincided with our first Collectors Open Day making the whole day a great success.
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We are open 7 days a week 10:00-16:00