Murano Glass, A History Of

Glassblowing has been present in Venice for over 1000 years.  It is believed that Glassmaking has existed since the 8th century and is the oldest operating glass blowing community in the world.  It was Europe’s first major glass making center. Venice in the late 13th Century was predominantly made up of wooden structures.  The glass…

Bohemia and Bohemian Eastern European Glass

The Beginnings of Bohemian Glass Bohemian glass production began in about the 300BC, and by the 10th Century the Bohemian furnaces were producing glass costume jewelry (bijouterie) The expression Bohemian (from bohème, or bohèmien) surfaced around the mid nineteenth century in France in relation to the erroneous idea that freedom-loving gypsy travelers came from Bohemia. Bohemian…

Bristol Blue Glass

Bristol Blue Glass

If you ask people what is Bristol is famous for, you will get a myriad of answers as this west country city is famous for many things. Most likely answers would include Isambard Brunel’s, Shipbuilding and the term ‘Shipshape and Bristol Fashion’ and the graffiti artist Bansky. Something that may not immediately spring to most…

Raku Ceramics

Raku Ceramics – Pottery and Art

Raku Ceramics – In the Beginning Raku ceramics originally gained fame in Japan before spreading across the world. It is known that during the 16th century, the Japanese tea master, Sen no Rikyu started to make a hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the wabi-styled tea ceremony. These tea bowls had a seal that bore the Chinese…

Street Art – Style, Sabotage and Subversion

Street art, which encompasses graffiti art, is typically used to describe images or text drawn on walls and/or buildings. Most street artists tend to favour spray paint, although many are also using standard acrylic paint and brushes. Chalk is favoured by others, although you will notice that they tend to use the pavement as their…

Decorative Urn

Keepsake Urns – Commemorating Loved Ones in Style

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” A quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, it is true; we cannot avoid either. Although some people in this world seem to be doing a good job of avoiding the latter! But I digress, as this blog is about keepsake urns.…

Biba Logo

Biba – The Iconic British Fashion Label

Biba – The Iconic British Fashion Label Biba is an iconic fashion house synonymous with the swinging sixties and the Mod look of that time. The company was founded and run by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon. Barbara Hulanicki was born in Warsaw, Poland and was the daughter of a diplomat. She moved…

Andy Warhol Art Marilyn

Andy Warhol Art

Andy Warhol Art is world famous and instantly recognisable, as is the man himself. Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola, 6 August 1928 – 22 February 1987) was a key figure behind the Pop Art movement.  He was the third child of Czechoslovakian immigrants, from a working-class neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, USA. Andy Warhol is considered to…

Jackson Pollock Art Convergence

Jackson Pollock Art – Abstract Expressionism & ‘Drip’ Painting

Born in 1912, Jackson Pollock was a world-famous American painter who is considered to be the ‘main man’ behind the abstract expressionist movement. Abstract expressionist paintings, like Jackson Pollock art, share several broad characteristics. They show forms not drawn from the real world and can often look chaotic. In particular, abstract expressionism often features gestural brush-strokes and…

Fast and Furious

Boha Supply Hollywood!

Boha Supply Art For Hollywood Blockbuster Here at Boha Head Office, we are all in a ‘spin’ and can hardly contain our excitement and delight. Why is that you might ask? Well, it’s because we are super excited to announce that one of the paintings from our collection is set to feature in a major…

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