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17 April 2019Tiffany, the first great American glassmaker
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Tiffany, the first great American glassmaker Diana Lloyd Wednesday 17 April 2019

The wealth from his father’s business gave Tiffany the chance to travel to Europe and the Middle East before he settled down in New York to work in design. He developed some extraordinary techniques in coloured glass, which he first used in windows for the many churches being constructed in the 1880’s in the United States, but his work in domestic interiors led him to develop his lamp shades and objects by the late 19th century. The range of items produced in glass until his retirement in 1918 was quite remarkable and of a quality rarely achieved.

Diana is a freelance lecturer in ceramic, glass and the history of interior decoration in Europe, North and South America. She lectures at the Inchbald School of Design, the Interior Design School and for American University Groups, National Trust and Antiques Societies and Christie's Education. She guides groups through museum collections and country houses. She collects ceramics and glass and has a Diploma with Distinction in the Fine and Decorative Arts, Inchbald School of Design.