LOCATION– Fortitude Valley, BRISBANE. Can be posted AUSTRALIA-WIDE through Australia Post at cost price plus $3 for packing and the storage of used packing materials. We regularly visit an electrical store and take away their used clean packing materials before it ends up as landfill. This listing has also been uploaded for people wanting to buy OR SELL a similar piece- SMS us using the phone number given on our Home Page.


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LOCATION– Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. This piece can be posted AUSTRALIA-WIDE through Australia Post at cost price plus $3 for packing and the storage of used packing materials. Postage is also fine for local buyers but you can also collect it in person if you’d prefer to.

Background Info and Provenance

(Written in 2022)

A stunning art glass piece HAND-CRAFTED by one of the UK’s most eminent art-glass artists, Will Shakspeare. This is stunning as part of a group display (as shown in our photos). The colours are vibrant but also have a muted quality because of the glass is frosted. The expertise required to create a piece like this is pretty astounding. This piece has been carefully done but still has a sense of freedom and experimentation like a true artist’s piece should.

This piece is signed, “SHAKS” which is how Will signed all his art glass. The vase is also accompanied by a Gallery Certificate (as shown in our array of photos). This is an older art-glass vase (created in the early-1990’s) and is bound to increase in value in coming years because HAND-MADE art glass is becoming of a dying art.

Will Shakspeare is one of Europe’s best known glass blowers. He has been featured regularly in the press and on TV including Inside The Factory, Kirstie’s Allsopp’s Homemade Home and Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas plus the Telegraph Magazine with David Nicholls. Will set up Shakespeare Glass Ltd in 1988 and has supplied many galleries and well-known stores throughout the years. As of 2022, the studio still operates in Langport (in the UK).

Art-glass pumped out of Chinese factories in the thousands is cheap but rarely ignites any inspiration or passion- most ends up as landfill after a few years because when the trend has moved on the piece is basically worthless. If you believe artists jobs should be given to people and not machines, consider investing in hand-made art. There are very few better ways to invest in your home, reduce your carbon footprint and create stories to be passed from this generation to the next. Will Shakspeare’s work has been telling stories for over 30 years now and has etched a permanent place in the history of UK art glass.


This piece was created by hand in the 1990's and is in excellent condition. There is no damage to report at all. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements- Height- 26.5cm. Across at its widest- 8.5cm. Weight- 846 grams. This is a significant piece and bigger than most art-glass vases we sell. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Read our 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe my items as accurately as I can.
POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $27, Large Vase- around $25 - $38. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 - $5.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our small boxing charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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