Shattaline paperweights

1: Summary

SHATTALINE Limited operated from the mid-1960s for about 10 years. Products were a craft-made range of decorative items including paperweights, pen holders, candle holders, tables, table lamps and table lighters. The manufacturing process was discovered by Lewen Tugwell, a retired major in the British Army and talented sculptor from Farnham, Surrey (UK). These items have become collectable but little is known about them, so this site seeks to redress that. Please click on the "next page" button or the individual links below for more information about the process, products and people involved, together with many photos of Shattaline products and some similar items from their imitators.

Shattaline cube candle holders

Photo: © Mike Andrew 2020


Preface to the 2nd (revised) edition

Itís now more than 5 years since I created this site, and I have received a lot of feedback and additional additional information. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed, especially Angela OíSullivan, daughter of the firmís founder Lewen Tugwell and her mother, the late Mrs Joan Tugwell who has recently passed away. All links are identifiable by their blue underlined text. I hope anyone returning to the site enjoys the changes and I look forward to receiving any comments, corrections or reminiscences about Shattaline. If you find any broken links or have any constructive comments, please let me know - Mike, March 2011

Site Contents:

Page 1: Summary & Preface

Page 2: Introduction

Page 3: Major Lewen Tugwell - the man behind the product

Page 4: Premises

Page 5: Products

Page 6: Unofficial products

Page 7: Process

Page 8: Recognition

Page 9: People

Page 10: Links



Site history:

Site launched 10th February 2006

Revised July 2008

2nd Edition: May 2011

Minor revision: March 2019

Minor revision: November 2020


Web page designed and constructed by Mike Andrew; all text is copyright © Mike Andrew 2020 or as credited.

Photos are copyright as credited.

Any person mentioned above who objects to their inclusion or wishes to correct the information, please contact me. News of former staff is welcomed.

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