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The Dag Rose – Limited Edition Blown Glass Bowl

September 6, 2017

The ‘Dag’ Rose

Our third design of 2017 is a soft pink bowl with a warm orange lip wrap.

It’s been a good year for all roses.

Rosa Canina heralds the arrival of high summer with a generous show of beautiful, delicate pink flowers with sunshine orange stamens.

This wildflower is the origin of the stylised rose of medieval heraldry and in folklore is said to symbolise both pleasure and pain. It’s those thorns: the ‘daggers’ from which the ‘dag’ rose took its name, and over time has become more commonly known as the ‘dog’ rose.

When we’re out walking in Rosedale I particularly miss this flower and the obvious passing of summer as we move through the year. The flowers are now setting as rose hips.

We hope this bowl is a gentle reminder of the warmth, light and bounty of summer.

British Glass Biennale

August 27, 2017

The exhibition runs until 9th September, it’s well worth visiting Stourbridge to enjoy this selection of art works made in glass.

Glass Papier Mache

This years Rosedale Show, (our village’s agricultural show) has a class in the Crafts tent….. Make a Papier Mache bowl in the style of Gillies Jones.

We will be choosing the winner this year and awarding a glass bowl. 

Summer Shut Down

July 22, 2017

If you come up to visit the studio these next few weeks, you’ll find it eerily quiet and cool.

Our furnace is off for annual maintenance.

Cam Ogaci

Just spent a very lovely two weeks in Turkey working with Janusz Pozniac and 6 students at a glass school just north of Istanbul.

We can recommend Cam Ogaci if you are looking for a short course or indeed, a wonderful busmans.

Lily of the Valley

June 13, 2017

 

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We design and make four new limited editions each year of the wild flowers we find growing in and around our studio. Our studio is in the middle of the North York Moors, a stunning, rich, diverse and ever changing landscape.

A wide variety of colourful wild flowers have been returning to the grass verges in the National Park since cutting the summer grasses ceased.  The wild flowers have been spreading slowly through the valley bottoms.

Rosedale Walking Festival – In Search of Andy Goldsworthy

May 23, 2017

Now in its 5th year, the Rosedale Walking Festival is 24th & 25th June.

There are several themed walks, all led by locals, and this year Kate will be leading a walk on Sunday 25th ‘In Search of Andy Goldsworthy’,  leaving the Milburn Arms at 11am to visit the two new art works in the Dale. Booking advisable as numbers on the walk are limited. Full details here –  Rosedale Walking Festival