Glass industry comment

Best of British glassmaking

Published: December 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Regular readers will know that  I have droned on (and on) about digital glassmaking for years now.

In this issue we interview a glassmaker which has taken the plunge and gone digital.

Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik worked with its digital partner, Siemens, to conceive a five-year roadmap…

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Let’s work together

Published: November 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Some of the largest companies in the world today all have one thing in common. They were all founded by two people.

A quick examination of the history of globally renowned organisations such as Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, EBay and Yahoo, reveals that each of them had two different…

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A change of layout

Published: October 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

We’ve changed the layout of the comment and news pages a little this month. 

It means readers should get more glass news and less of me, which hopefully you agree is a vast improvement. 

We focus on the role of women in glassmaking in this issue and have interviewed a variety of people…

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Facing up to a digital future

Published: September 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

September. The leaves turn brown and our thoughts turn to winter. It might be the ninth month of the year but it is also traditionally the time of new beginnings. 

The children start school after their summer break while in business it is often the time employees contemplate a change in…

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Is this the Golden Age of glassmaking?

Published: August 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Forgive the hyperbole but I’m convinced that the period we are in right now will be considered a golden age of glassmaking in years to come.

This is obviously a bold statement to make, and I’m sure there are many of you who may disagree. 

True, there is pressure out there on glassmakers,…

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Youth is the key to the future of glassmaking

Published: June 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

A famous football commentator in England once reported that teams ‘never win anything with youth’. 

He made the comments on national television in the UK shortly after Manchester United had been comprehensively beaten on the opening day of the seasons against a mid-table team. 

The…

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