Glassmakers of Stourbridge and Dudley 1612-2002
Glassmakers of Stourbridge and Dudley 1612-2002 is the definitive history of the Stourbridge and Dudley glass industry. It covers each glassworks chronologically, defining who built it, who owned it, and the craftsmen who worked there. Original research brings a new insight to a subject never previously studied in detail.
will appreciate the comprehensive genealogy and contemporary anecdotal
evidence. Collectors of glass will gain insight into the development
of styles and techniques and the contributions of individual craftsmen.
Historians will see the industry as a microcosm of the Industrial
Revolution with historical events such as wars, taxes and depressions
discussed in the national context.
It is available in hardback (ISBN 1-4010-6799-9) price £23 or softback (ISBN 1-4010-6798-0) price £14).
Jason Ellis has been passionate about glass for over twenty years. Jason began collecting antique glass when he worked near Dudley, where he regularly visited the manufacturers and their archives.
The Ellis family have been glassmakers since at least 1780 and to determine their role in glassmaking Jason has researched all the glassworks of the Stourbridge area, their proprietors and the craftsmen that worked in them. It took Jason nineteen years of research to produce his detailed history of the Stourbridge and Dudley glass industry.
Jason now lives
in Harrogate, where he is a partner in an Information Technology