Gillies Jones

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Sloe Berry Bowl

November 28, 2018

The Sloe Berry bowl will be our final limited edition design of 2018. A cool purple glass bowl that celebrates the deep purple pearls of the Blackthorn tree. It’s been a fantastic year for these fruits, (the ancestor of all our cultivated plums) and which are surprisingly, incredibly sweet (for a Sloe) which should make a great Sloe Gin. We’ve got both Sloe and Elderberry Gin on the go and are really looking forward to Christmas.

Some people may remember many years ago, we made a hand cut sloe bowl in grey glass, this year we are very happy to revisit this beautiful winter bounty with our new technologies enabling us to capture the essence of this abundant plant. Like most rural areas Rosedale has many, many blackthorn hedges, and this year, they are laden with purple pearls.

There have already been quite a few pre orders for this design, and we are planning to launch the bowl through our mailing list later this week. Please drop us an email or give us a call if you’d like to pre order a bowl.

Glassmaking – Root Vases

November 15, 2018

We’ve been making our small Root vases this week, in a wide variety of colours. These vases are so easy to use for the non flower arrangers amongst us (myself included), any seasonal flowers seem to position themselves effortlessly.

Though not available to order online, give us a call or an email if you’d like us to post one off to you.

Website Issues – thanks for your patience

We’ve been doing some work on our website which caused a few hiccups in it’s usual smooth running.

Many people brought the problem to our attention and we are very grateful.

Thanks for your patience and as you can see we are all back up and running.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the technical issues.

Warm regards from Rosedale

Kate & Stephen

 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Manchester

October 8, 2018

We will be moving a little bit of Rosedale to the city of Manchester for this lovely event, showing our glass with 150 makers from across the disciplines.

We will be there 11-14 October

PV 11th 6pm – 9pm

Friday 10 – 6pm

Sat 10 – 5pm

Sunday 10 – 4pm

Bramble

October 2, 2018

We just love blackberries and it’s been a good year for these hedgerow gems.

Our third limited edition of 2018 captures the dramatic dark purple colour of this member of the rose family, with a lip wrap emphasising their deep green leaves.

Over 300 species of this dynamic plant sprawl across the land, creating cathedrals of thorny arches, providing a haven for many small mammals and birds.

Folklore suggests passing through the arch of a bramble would cure many ailments, as do tinctures and teas of its leaves, berries and roots. Still, the gathering of hedgerow brambles in the autumn is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, as is savouring the wine, jam and desserts that follow.

You can order one of our new bowls here

Wonderful Howgate Wonder

What a wonderful day and a wonderful apple. We’ve been our picking some of the old English apples from our orchard. These apples keep really well throughout winter.

A Cool, Quiet Hotshop

August 28, 2018

The furnace is quiet and cold. It’s a situation no glassmaker enjoys, but a necessary one to ensure full maintenance of all combustion systems. As the weather becomes cooler, it’s even more of a thermal shock following the wonderful summer. We are looking forward to relighting the heart of the building and blowing glass again. Provisional dates looks to be mid October for the first gather.

If you are coming up to visit the studio, there’s always a warm welcome, tho,  you may need to wear an extra layer.

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.