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About Michael James Hunter

Michael James Hunter. Twists Studio Glass. I am a professionally trained glass worker, I learnt the foundations of glassmaking at the Wedgwood Glass factory in King's Lynn, Norfolk, starting as a trainee back in 1974. After earning the title Master, I moved over to studio work before founding Twists Studio Glass in 1998 with my wife Sue. Twists Studio Glass is an environmentally conscious studio dedicated to keeping glass making skills alive. I have always had a deep love of filigree cane working. Many 30 minute breaks at Wedgwood glass were spent trying to figure out how to make it. The only instruction I was given by one of the masters was "You need to make cane". So I started out on my self-education on learning, possibly the most difficult of all the glass forming techniques. This consisted of a series of one step forwards, two step back scenarios as I was trying to figure out the most basics...Pulling a straight cane! I have given many presentations and demonstrations here in the UK, and abroad, having perfected those cane working techniques, making to museum quality. I have also had many articles published here in the UK but mostly in the USA.

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Specialised in
Michael specialises in all glass cane making techniques: vetro a fili, vetro a retortoili, merletto, tesserae, reticello, latticinio, murrine, including picture cane murrine. Also specialises in the incalmo technique, these are usually mixed together to form abstract patterns within unique mouth blown and sculpted glass designs.  
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Twists Studio Glass
Weavers Court, Forest Mill

Footed bowl

One of 6 unique pieces made as an experiment to see if complex glass could be made when our glass melting furnace was off.

Formed using mouth blown fused incalmo sections of flashed glass, good leaf, filigree and murrine. All the components were made when our glass melting furnace was cold.