three hundred years of collectable glass in one day

The Cambridge Glass Fair



february 2018

Whitefriars cloudy, striped and swirled

Fabulous cloudy Whitefriars glass: lovely colour combinations and patterns in a range produced from the late 1920s until the end of the 1930s and designed by several of the factory's leading names, such as Harry, Marriott and Barnaby Powell and William Butler.

This exhibition is loaned mainly by Graham Hudson, a regular exhibitor at the fairs and a great collector of Powell glass. He has honed his collection over the years and now owns an exciting and comprehensive number of pieces, some of which are exceedingly rare.

There will be around forty items on display in the annexe off Hall 1. Graham is very knowledgeable and will be happy to talk to visitors about them - especially as one or two will be offered for sale!

Among the rarer pieces are some lovely Butler bowls in a variety of patterns and colours, a 17.5 inch tall possible lampbase and a green and blue powder bowl.

We are also including some 'mystery' pieces about which we have some limited information and are asking our visitors if they have any examples or any further knowledge.

Cloudy Powell/Whitefriars glass is one of the most desirable ranges produced and when you see the stunning colourways all displayed together you will appreciate why that is.

Pictured here are a green and yellow cloudy striped tumbler vase, the afore-mentioned pink lampbase and three cloudy green pieces - all unusual shapes.

Come along to see the rest of this lovely exhibition and learn a little bit more about this highly collectable British glass.


Book Cover: Sklo: Czech Glass Design from the 1950s-70s, softback, 224 pages, £27

Cloudy green and yellow striped tumbler vase.




a few of the exhibition highlights


Beranek Skrdlovice Vase
Cloudy pink lampbase ??
Beranek Skrdlovice Vase
Cloudy green pieces.