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Salee Slight Vases
6 Saxon Place, Horton Kirby, Kent DA4 9JG (07714-167836)
Lead strip applied to crystal vases. Five different shapes in large, medium & small. Also lead applied to mirrors

Sanders, Andrew (see Sanders & Wallace Glassmakers)

Sanders & Wallace Glassmakers
No. 4, King Street Workshops, King Street, Pately Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5LE (01423-712 570)
Andrew Sanders & David Wallace. Graduated in 1977,& established their first workshop in Shropshire. Later relocated to Otley, West Yorkshire, & subsequently moved to Pateley Bridge in 1992. Commissioned by York Archaeological Trust & BBC to reproduce Viking, early English and Egyptian glassware. Currently produce an interestingly diverse range of studio glass, including perfume bottles, vases, bowls, drinking glasses, candlesticks & paperweights using recycled glass

Sandström, Annica
Lindean Mill, Galashiels, Selkirk TD1 3PE (01750-20173)
Hand-blown, cased, sandblasted, cut, slumped & fused 24% lead crystal studio-glass, production-range & unique pieces

Sankey Glass Makers, Adrian
The Glass Blowing Workshop, Rydal Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AN (01539-433 039)
Adrian studied at Brierly Hill in the late seventies. The Glass Blowing Workshop established 1980

Sarah Jackson Creations
30 Waver Lane, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9RU (016973 49011)
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Began making stained glass in 2002 as a hobby, now a full-time business. Specialises in Tiffany technique, leaded lights, fused jewellery. Cumbria adult education teacher

Sark Glass
The Old Chapel & Sunday School, Nancledra, Nr Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8NA (01736-741 207)
Formerly operated from the island of Sark in the Channel Islands. Tim Casey. Tableware, candlesticks & vases in 24% lead crystal, some with applied coloured rims and/or knops. Also perfume-bottles & paperweights

13 Town Yard, Station Street, Leek, Staffs ST13 8BF (01538-371 471)
gallery address (open by appointment only): 30 Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffs ST13 6DS
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Established 1999. Dominic & Frances Bromley. Beautiful, individual, hand-made light fittings, mostly using bone china components at the moment, but increasingly using glass. Constructed a five-metre tall sculptural installation at the International Maritime Headquarters in London in 2008

Schellander, Nicola
Unit 6, The Barns, Farm Road, Bideford, Devon, U.K. (01237-426 409)
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Nicola is a former Head of Design and Senior Designer for Edinburgh Crystal and Dartington Crystal, and has worked with contemporary glassworks around Europe and the Far East. As a Design Consultant Nicola's specialist glass design skills and manufacturing knowledge allows her to approach design issues from a new and refreshing angle. Experienced in prototyping, product development, supplier liaison and manufacturing, and offers a bespoke design consultancy and commissioning service

Scholarship Studio (see Broadfield House)

Scott, Allan (see also Caithness Glass)
Began as lampworker at Perthshire Paperweights (1975-1979), then worked with John Deacons as his lampworker/designer until J Glass closed (1983). Moved to Caithness Glass, where he was their senior lampworker/designer until the company's 'restructuring' in 2008. Has exhibited unique paperweights (usually made with Harry McKay) at the annual Scottish Glass Society exhibitions, & now occasionally produces one-offs & very small series of limited editions. Examples of his work can be seen on www.seelentags.de/AS, & he can be contacted by e-mail

Scott Ltd, Rupert (see Rupert Scott Ltd)

Scottish Borders Art Glass
Galalaw, Hawick, Roxburghshire TD9 8PZ (01450-371425 )
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Established 2002 by Peter Holmes. Andrew Holmes (Peter's son), Kenneth Scott (2003-2005). Traditional & abstract paperweights, art glass vases & bowls, corporate awards etc

Scully, Caroline (see Red House Glass Cone)

Seldon, John Douglas (0191-237 3542)
16 Wallridge Drive, Holywell, Whitley Bay, Northumbs NE25 0NL
Diamond-point hand-engraved glassware, including goblets, decanters, glasses, commemorative objects, tableware, paperweights, vases, mirrors & decorative frames. Designs include local scenes & themes, buildings, flowers birds, dogs, with personalised messages to order

Selkirk Glass Ltd
Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk TD7 5EF, Scotland (01750-20954)
Established 1977 by Peter Holmes (apprenticed to Paul Ysart at Caithness) & Ron Hutchinson. Vases, inkwells, paperweights. Taken over by Caithness circa 2003, finally closed 2006 (Peter Holmes now works with his son Andrew at Scottish Borders Art Glass)

Shakespear Glass Works
Foundry Rd, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JH (01823-333 422)

Shakespear Glass Works
Riverside Place, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JH (01823-333 422)
Possibly old address

Shaw, Katherine
18 Ratcliffe Rd, Loughborough, Leics LE11 1LQ (01509-213 279)
Contemporary free-blown glassware with inclusions of hand-made glass cone; paperweights, vessels, perfume-bottles, presentation pieces, vases, bowls, jugs & tumblers. Flat-glass jewellery range, cufflinks, earrings, with engraved and sgraffito designs in two-tone colours

Shaw, Lharne Tobias (see Tobias Glass)

Shaw, Sarah (see Millrace Glass)

Shaw, Sue
1 Stokehills, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7TE (01252-726 684)
(of The London Glassblowing Workshop) "Natural metamorphosis of form, colour & texture". Kiln-formed, fused & slumped abstract sculptures, bowls & jewellery, often delicately electroformed with copper, silver, oxidised & gilded. Lampworked brooches, cufflinks, earrings in lustred colours

Shore Edge Glass
1 Main Street, Heysham Village, Morecambe, Lancs LA3 2RW ( 07887 571 306 )
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Established 2006 by Keith Fell, who began his career 11 years ago at Daedalian Glass. Specialises in both contemporary & traditional leaded lights & stained glass, using time-honoured, hand-crafted, traditional methods of repair, restoration & manufacture (also double glazing of existing lead lights)

Simmons, Amanda J
Corsock Glass, Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN
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Kiln formed glass (casting, fusing, slumping, etched, sandblasted and leaded) with a contemporary feel, from interior architectural work (wall and hanging panels, glass blocks, tiles, lighting) to functional unique pieces (bowls, platters and jewellery)

Simon, Maureen & Tim
42 Market Place, Masham, Near Ripon, N Yorks HG4 4EF (01765-689 780)
Decorative, extravagantly-coloured art glass bowls, paperweights, presentation pieces, perfume-bottles, trophies, vases. Objects made using traditional free-blown techniques. Colours, prunts, additions, are all glass & applied hot. "Our eccentric shapes enhance the fluidity of the medium"

Simone Kay Stained Glass
2 Fairfield Corner, Hawks Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 3BX (020-8287 7743)
Simone Kay, Cliff Port. Bespoke stained glass, with paint, silverstain, acid-etching, sandblasting, lead &copper

Simpson, Geoff (see London Stained Glass Company, The)

Siobhan Jones Designer Glass
Unit 19, Viables Craft Centre, Harrow Way, Basingstoke RG22 4BJ (01256-472 727)
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Kiln-formed glass using colour, voids and laminations to create bespoke 2D wall panels for corporate & private customers. Also complimentary 3D works in the form of vessels and lighting. Commissions to customer's specification. One-day courses available in kiln-forming glass

SLA Glass Design
Lousanna Farm, Lancaster Road, Out Rawcliffe, Preston, Lancashire PR3 6BP (07891-705 117)
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Susan Armistead. BA Hons in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics from University of Sunderland. Specialises in design & production of contemporary fused glass art, from simple jewellery to more elaborate table decorations & stylish wall tiles.

Slater, Helen
Unit 19, Langston Priory Workshops, Station Road, Kingham, Oxon OX7 6UP (07763-117 492)
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Trained at Royal College of Art, 1996. Unique kiln-formed pieces using a mixture of techniques (some similar to those used in bronze-casting, some specially developed by Helen herself) for gallery exhibition (UK & abroad). One-off sculptural pieces to public & private commission, from dramatic life-sized figures for outdoor display, to delicate table-top casts for interiors

Slight, Salee (see Salee Slight Vases)

Smith, Colin F M
School of Chemistry, Purdie Building, The University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9ST, Scotland (01334-463 890, mobile: 07714-063 342)
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Lamp-worked glass, from scientific apparatus to novelties & friggers

Smith, Robin (see Melting Pot Glassworks)

Smithers, Tamlyn F
Craighaugh, Eskdalemuir, Near Langholm, Dumfries DG13 0QJ (013873-73295)
Abstract forms, fountains, paperweights, presentation pieces in kiln-fired cast & moulded glass, ground, polished, sand-blasted, textured, contrasting. Use of metals, e.g. bronze inclusions, gold leaf. "Pure forms, symbolic shapes, nature-inspired. Light required. Curvaceous, depth & tone"

Smyth, Ann
Springfield Studio Cove, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RN (01884-258 058)
Cast, etched, painted & screen-printed architectural glass, also flooring

Snape, Tracey
Formerly of Bubble Trouble Hand Blown Glass. As of 2013, believed to have given up glassblowing

Snatt, Richard John
Wimbledon Art Studios, unit 217, Holman & Williams House, Riverside Road, London SW17 0BA (020-8653 1893)
Enamelled flat glass, cut & reassembled, then fused & slumped into bowls, platters, mirrors, mosaic, coasters, cards, tableware, vessels, neckpieces, rings

Solven, Pauline
31 Culver St, Newent, Glos GL18 1DB (01531-821 173)
Trained at The Glasshouse under Sam Herman. Abstract forms, vessels - free-blown & mould-blown, incorporating glass powders & canes, producing abstract colour patterns. Constructions are sawn, ground, sandblasted & etched. Fused components are blown & slumped

South London Stained Glass
for London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex (020-8653 6374, mobile 07952-627 701)
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Colin Andrews. Stained glass manufacture, installation & repairs

Spaak, Karen
(address unknown)
Screens of glass fragments stitched or wired together

Spence, Karen
28 Beach Croft Ave, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear NE30 3SN (0191-290 3201)
Leaded mirrors in style of Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Jazz, brightly coloured & muted, various textures

St Clair Glass
Bristol area - address unknown (0117-902 7888)
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Peter St Clair (established 1976). Hot formed art glassware, often with multiple inclusions

Staffordshire Crystal
Pedmore Road Industrial Estate, Pedmore Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1TJ (01384-77701)
Crystal & corporate giftware

Stained Glass Centre, The
Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3TP (01723-581 236)
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Valerie Green, granddaughter of William Lazenby, who founded the Bradford Stained Glass Works in 1884. Stained glass manufacturers and teachers of stained glass design

Stained Glass Etc
15 Queens Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2EW (01305-269 113)
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Jon Callan. Architectural glaziers, designers, manufacturers & restorers of stained glass

Stained Glass Studios
104 Myddleton Rd, London N22 (020-8889 5782)
Stained glass

Stark, Judi (see London Stained Glass Company, The)

Stern Glass Ltd, Anthony
Unit 205, Avro House, Havelock Terrace, London SW8 4AL (020-7622 9463)
Established 1978. Anthony Stern trained at The Glasshouse. A range of hand-blown candlesticks, vases, vessels & paperweights in 24% lead crystal combined with copper, gold & silver. One-off pieces are seascape- & landscape-themed bowls & illuminated flat-panel installations

Stern, Patrick
31 Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate, Milkwood Rd, London SE24 0JF (020-7274 2343)
Younger brother of Anthony. Kiln-formed sculptures, mosaic-beaded paperweights & perfume-bottles in a range of colours

Steve Robinson Glass
The Glass Studio, Goat Street, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RQ (01437 721 357)
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Established 2002. Steve & Hannah Robinson. Unique hand-made glass splashbacks, windows, sculptural bowls, wall hangings. Regular glass-fusing workshops

Stevenson, Paul
Studio 5, Stockwood Craft Museum, Farley Hill, Luton LU1 4BH (07960-177 163)
Kilnformed, engraved and gilded glass. Professional member of the Contemporary Glass Society

Stoneman, Roy
c/o Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ (01384-812 750)
Architectural panels & kiln-formed glass

Stoney Parsons Glass Design
Unit 231 Aberdeen House, 22-24 Highbury Grove, London N5 (020-7226 4241)
Stained glass

Stourbridge Stained Glass Studio
The Mill, 133 High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands (01384-360 999)
Stained glass manufacturer & repairer. Also retailer of stained glass supplies

Striking Glass
Mivart Street Studios, Epstein Building, Mivart Street, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JF (mobile: 0774-040 5185)
Milly Frances. Over thirteen years experience as student, tutor, designer & maker of stained glass windows. MA in Glass & part-time job teaching stained glass at Bristol School of Art. Also runs www.everything-stained-glass.com, a comprehensive resource website for lovers of stained glass

Stuart & Sons
Stuart Crystal is now made by Waterford Crystal's (see separate entry) factories, all their British factories having now closed. There is still a Stuart Crystal shop in Stourbridge (see entry below)

Stuart Akroyd Contemporary Glass
Unit 3, Thoroton Place, Thoroton Street, Nottingham NG7 4EW (0115-910 6016)
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Hand-made pieces, with dramatic use of colour & creative interpretation of natural forms. Has exhibited throughout the UK & worldwide

Stuart Crystal Factory Shop
c/o Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ (01384-342 701)
Crystal retailer. Open Monday to Saturday 0900-1700h, Sunday 1000-1600h

Studerus, Jan
Ecknell Cottage, Westhide, Herefords HR1 3RQ (01432-850 077)
Commemorative objects, tableware, trophies. Designs stipple-engraved onto lead crystal glasses or goblets with diamond or tungsten carbide stylus

Suffolk Glass (UK) Ltd
Unit 32, Inca Business Park, Melford Way, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk C010 0BB (01787-880 620)
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Lampworked animals, ornamental glass flowers, gifts, scientific glassware and much more

Sunderland Glass
formerly at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland (see 'museums & galleries' in links & useful addresses)
Created with Euro & local council funding in 1997, using equipment from the defunct Hartley Wood Glass Manufacturing Company, to produce flat glass. The company folded after about 18 months at a large loss. The equipment was purchased from the liquidators by the English Antique Glass Co Ltd

Sutcliffe, Malcolm
Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Studio, 2 West Street, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8EW (01326-377 020)
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Co-founder of Hothouse, left 1991 to found studio in Chesterfield, before moving to West Country. Blown glassware with sandblasted & polished decoration. Designs based on the sea & wildflowers. Bowls, vases, paperweights, perfume-bottles & plates. Glass Gallery open Wed - Fri 11am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 1pm (otherwise by appointment)

Sutcliffe, Nancy
Fields Place Studio, Canon Bridge, Madley, Hereford HR2 9JG (01981-251 336)
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Contemporary figurative glass-engraving & verre églomisé

Sweet, Samantha (Sam) (see Newell Glass)

Swinburne, Elizabeth
(Edinburgh, Scotland - address & telephone number unknown)
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Began working with ceramics but was enticed away by the immediacy and spontaneity of glassblowing. Since graduation in 1983 her work has been exhibited internationally, & is represented in major collections, including Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the V&A in London, Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf, Hokkaido Museum in Japan & the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague

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