I recently received this email from Harry Hine regarding his planned latest editions (Barbers Point, HI and Isle Royale, MI) concerning his problems he has been having with his production factories. He hopes to have everything sorted out in the next couple of weeks and when he does I will forward the updated information to you. But, for now, let me include his latest email to you:I know it's been a long time since I was last in contact with you, and many of you are wondering when the next piece in the collection will be released.
Originally the production of this new collection was being done by the same fine craftsmen and women who for many years produced the Harbor Lights collection. As you can imagine, I was delighted to continue our long and enjoyable working relationship. Sadly though the factory made some major changes to their business. First, they relocated the factory. Then changed their business model from comparatively low production numbers, but very high quality, to very high volume, low cost and consequently diminished quality. Unfortunately, this left me out in the cold with no one to produce my pieces.
I've spent a considerable amount of time searching for a new factory that has the desire to produce low edition number sculptures to the quality we all expect. Almost all factories insist on minimum orders of 2000 pieces or higher. So far, I've been unable to find anyone willing to take on this project. There are however several promising leads that I'm pursuing and hope to have some good news soon. I desperately want to get this collection of lighthouse sculptures rebooted, but will not sacrifice the quality of the sculpting, casting or painting to do so.
I greatly appreciate your support, encouragement, and mostly your patience. It means a great deal to me.
Now for some good news. I am still producing the Toledo Harbor Lens in my own studio and will soon have some help to speed things up a bit. If you are interested in finding out more about the lens, please head over to my website: www.harryhine.com
Again, thank you for all of your support.
You may also see the latest lighthouses in the Harry Hine collection by visiting https://www.harryhine.com/
to either view or place your order for any of Harry’s editions that are not already sold out. If a piece from Harry’s collection is no longer available thru Harry, I would suggest that you contact Roland Babineau at http://thecapecodstore.com
to see if he has any retired pieces remaining. Harry is currently planning 2 new releases in early spring 2018. The 2 new releases are Barbers Point, HI (shown in a WWII configuration) and Isle Royale, MI (no configuration picture available as of yet) in Harry’s Volume 2L. It is a little early to order either of them but I will send out an email when it is time to order or you can check for the ordering information on Harry's website when the time comes to place you order.