We now have no more glasses to sell – not even seconds.
We don’t have any plans to make more of them, unless we can be tempted by a new twist on the idea, or an alternative technology for putting accurately registered designs onto glasses.
So this is definitely goodbye for now – and thank you to everyone who supported and helped in this venture, and especially to those of you who bought glasses from us.
A final flurry of orders has wiped out our stock of best quality glasses.
We don’t have any plans to make more of them at the moment.
Thank you to everyone who has bought glasses from us – we hope you’ll enjoy using them for many years to come.
We do have a very small stock of seconds. They have small blemishes like specks of white ink outside the design area, or little clear circles where there was a tiny bubble under the ink. Of course, in years to come they could be more valuable than perfects – you know how it is with stamps. But maybe not. So if you are interested, we can supply them for £10. Email us to check availability.
Recent changes in Post Office rules mean that we can now reduce the post & packaging charge to £3 per glass in the UK.
Overseas customers should still check with us for the relevant charges.
The Post Office have restructured their postage rates.
We used to be able to post glasses as second-class packets, but no more. We now find that we fall in the medium parcels range, and the increase in costs is more than we could reasonably absorb.
The new p&p rates for UK customers are £5.70, £9 & £9.50 for 1, 2 or 3 glasses.
After many delays and failed experiments, sundial glasses are back in production. Go to our Orders page to find out how to get one.
We’re sorry to have kept so many of you waiting like this, but we were trying to get another printing process to work at the close tolerances we need. In the end we decided to go back to our original method. Thank you for your patience – we’ll do our best to get all orders out as quickly as possible.
We’re really sorry, but for the moment we have sold out of glasses.
Our Sundial Glasses are are carefully made for us by an excellent glass printer in South Wales, and with their help we are moving to a different production process. We expect the first batch from the new process shortly. Until then we apologise for the delay, but we promise to start accepting orders again soon.
You can now pick up a Sundial Glass from The Butlers Wine Cellar – either their Hanover shop on Queens Park Road, or their new Kemptown emporium on St George’s Road.
While we wouldn’t want to encourage you to drink your wine by the pint, we do feel obliged to point out that you could, in extremis, use your Sundial Glass to treat yourself to any of Henry Butler’s wonderful selection of wines. Henry prides himself on stocking wines from small producers who are as passionate about good wine as he is.