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Fox Glove

August 3, 2018

Our second seasonal design for 2018 is a subtle milky pink bowl with a transparent pink lip wrap.

This bowl is a study of the wild flower, Fox Glove and the abundant ‘stands’ of flowers that have filled the hedgerows of Rosedale.

Each hand blown and engraved bowl is signed, dated and numbered and available to order online here or in person directly from our Rosedale studio.

Andy Goldsworthy – Rosedale

July 2, 2018

Artist Andy Goldsworthy is making a series of works in Rosedale, which will eventually form a beautiful walking trail in Northdale.

We are delighted to have made a small contribution to one of the works in the form of an Occulus, for Jobs Well, and we are really looking forward to the completion of the project which is supported by the David Ross Foundation.

Back to the land – Thank you

May 17, 2018

If you missed the show, you can catch up on iplayer here. Episode 2 and our little segment starts at about 28 mins.

Mandy thanks to Darren and the crew and all at 7Wonder for a beautiful edit.

And many thanks too everyone for all the lovely comments following the broadcast.

You will find a website dedicated to the show where you can find all the folks mentioned in every episode.

 

Back to the land – BBC2 9th May 7pm

April 30, 2018

Last October, a 7Wonder film crew spent a day with us, filming for Kate Humbles second series of Back to the Land.
This series champions the UK’s most inspirational rural entrepreneurs and this episode looked at folks working in North Yorkshire.
The weather was kind, the sun shone and there was an autumnal nip in the air.

Our little part in the broadcast is in the second episode on 9th May 7pm BBC2.
for more details have a look at the BBC website

Catkins of the Alder Tree

Our first design of 2018 is now available to order here

Our first design of 2018 is an intense golden yellow with a transparent bright green lip wrap, a small celebration of spring’s colours.

Not only do we find the catkins beautiful when covering a tree with colour long before the leaves uncurl, the Alder trees also have a special significance for glassmakers.

When we make glass, we use Alder wood for our blocks to shape and cool the molten glass as this wood is especially good at absorbing water.
Alder does not rot when wet and for that reason most of Venice is built on Alder piles.

You maybe unaware, that when visiting Rosedale you will travel along Alder Carr Lane.
A ‘Carr’ is the old name for an Alder Woods, which were thought to have mysterious, magical atmospheres.

Rosedale has an abundance of Alder trees on the banks of our two rivers.

The Alder Catkins fill the trees with colour and springs promise long before any leaves uncurl. (The pollen has long been used as a dye for clothes, even for the fairy folk)

For all of us this year spring is much later…. the Alder Catkins are particularly late to reveal their splendour and as I type Rosedale’s Alder trees are only just coming into bloom.

We hope the design of this new bowl brings a little early spring into your home.

Our new limited edition of 100 bowls is the first of 2018.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered

 

Spring Rituals – Exhibition Catalogue

March 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came over to Rosedale for our Private View of Spring Rituals.

Decorated eggs have long been a potent cross-cultural symbol of new beginnings and springs return.

This new collection of pieces are principally inspired by the eggs of the now extinct Elephant Bird.

These works explore the patterns made by the reassembly of these fossilised giant eggs.

The fragmented patterns are universal in their structure, like cracked dry earth and the breaking ice sheets.

The form of the egg and these patterns remind us of the eggs function as a protector of new life and its inherent fragility.

You can see the online exhibition catalogue here and read the full statement about the work. If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate.