Precise, colorful, and imaginative – that is how Mike Hunter’s work is described by Carl Carter, President of the Paperweight Collector’s Association of Texas, Inc. Mike is an award winning glass artist from Scotland. He began work with glass as a teenager training at Wedgwood Glass Kings Lynn in 1976. He earned the title of master glass artist at Welsh Royal Crystal in 1986 and after a time at Perthshire Paperweights, he was employed at the Lindean Mill Glass Studio of David Kaplan and Annica Sandström in Scotland.
Twists Glass Studio
In 1998, Michael and Sue founded Twists Glass Studio near Selkirk. Michael was named Scottish Artisan of the year in 2002. The award was for the best UK collectible; his remarkable lizard paperweight. In 2010 he was recipient of the Scottish Arts Council’s Creative Scotland Award which enabled study with Pino Signoretto in a master class at Creative Glass Centre of America. He was one of two Silver Award winners in the Glass Category in the UK Craft&Design Magazine’s 2015 Selected Maker Awards.
April 30th PCA TX Meeting
You will find Mike’s work at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Nazeing Glass Museum in Essex, UK, and Paxton House in the Scottish Borders. You won’t want to miss his talk at the April 30th meeting at Cabela’s Longhorn Cantina Conference Room where Mike’s work and the work of many other paperweight artists will be presented by L. H. Selman, LTD of Chicago.
Meeting Location Saturday April 30, 2016
Cabela’s Outfitters – 15570 S. IH-35 Frontage Road Buda, Texas
9:00am Longhorn Cantina Conference Room Opens for members viewing and purchasing paperweights with guest dealer L.H. Selman, LTD.
10:00 Business Meeting with presiding President, Carl Carter
Afternoon – Educational speakers including Mike Hunter – Twists Glass Studio – Selkirk Scotland. Shopping occurs throughout the afternoon.
Friday Night Dinner
Friday night dinner at 4:30pm at Texican Cafe located at 11940 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78748