Journal

Winter Limited Edition Bowl 2021 – The Hawthorn Berry

November 22, 2021

The deep red hum of the abundant berries of the hawthorn trees is the subject of our next limited edition bowl, launching on December 1st 2021.

Sign up to our mailing list of you’d like to be amongst the first to see the new design.

Gift Cards

November 22, 2021

By popular demand, we are pleased to say we now offer a beautifully printed A6 gift card for any amount over £50.

Available to order online, over the telephone or in the studio, we can post a hard copy to yourself or the recipient or we can email a copy to yourself or the recipient.

All forms of the gift cards are redeemable online or in our Rosedale studio and they last 5 years.

 

 

Planning a Visit to the Studio

November 1, 2021

The week 1-5th November sees road closures here in Rosedale.

The main road from Pickering up to the village is closed for re-surfacing (we hope!)

Diversions are in place that will bring you down Chimney Bank, the steepest public road in England. Keep left.

Give us a call if you need any directions 01751 417550

Just Glass Seminar 2021

October 26, 2021

Delighted to have been asked to speak at this event this coming Saturday October 30th.

Our next Seminar will be held  on Saturday 30th October 2021
Glass is a fantastic material for creating an amazing array of beautiful patterns. Ranging from the strictly geometric to the fluidly organic, glass artists incorporate pattern into their work in an incredible variety of ways using, amongst other things, the form, the texture and the colours of the glass.
For the seventh in its series of biennial seminars, Just Glass has invited five internationally renowned glass artists to share the art, craft and techniques they use in their distinctive creation of pattern in their work.

for ticket info click here

Back to the Land

October 19, 2021

It’s on iplayer for the next month.

Lovely surprise to see Kate Humbles Back to the Land Yorkshire episode repeated. Find us about 28 mins in

‘We also meet an award-winning glass-blowing business based in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, founded by a husband-and-wife team, drawing inspiration from the beauty of their rural surroundings.”

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b2sjdh/back-to-the-land-with-kate-humble-series-2-episode-2

Meadow Cranesbill

September 30, 2021

Our third limited edition of 2021. Launching this week.

The individual flowers are delicate and short lived, but massed in the verges they make a sea of continuous blue.

Part of the Geranium family, folklore states the flower has many uses including an effective counter to love spells, and is noted for her ability to attract happiness and prosperity.

As children we knew it as the Thunder Flower, picked it was sure to thunder and pour with rain.

A high summer bloom, as we head into autumn their seeds are now set and we hope this new design brings a beautiful blue note to your home for many years to come.

An opaque blue bowl with a transparent blue lip wrap.

Made to order, hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed, dated and numbered.

Maintenance Time

August 13, 2021

Our furnace is now ramping down in temperature for annual summer maintenance.

We bring her down in temperature slowly and when the time comes back up again very slowly to ensure all the ceramics in there do not suffer a thermal shock. Thermal chock and a cracked crucible is a glassmakers nightmare and we do all we can to avoid the situation.

We plan to fire her back up again early September and begin blowing glass over the winter months… shorts all year round in here.

In the mean time, the studio is open and welcoming visitors and we will be round and about working with the glass in other ways. When you visit you may also meet Peter in the gallery who is helping us out.

Open as usual Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday afternoons 2-4pm

 

The Apple Blossom Bowl

June 30, 2021

The extended cold snap and late spring held back the growth of our apple trees this year. But two weeks ago, the ‘Howgate Wonder’  burst into colour, and work began to capture the essence of the pale pink blossom.

In time, we look forward to harvesting a healthy crop of apples from the orchard opposite the glassworks.

Like many flowers the apple blossom has a rich history, high in antioxidants, producing a sweet tea that offers a clear complexion, better digestion, and stress relief. And in some cultures, the blossoms signify wisdom, joy, fertility and youthfulness.

Every year, the blossoms arrival is a sign of hope and of wonderful things to come.

Made in two sizes, this bowl is a transparent pale pink glass with a pink lip wrap.

Made to order, hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered.

Apple Blossom at Last

June 5, 2021

It’s been a slow year in the garden and I am very pleased to say, at last our Howgate Wonder apple tree is finally in blossom. The delicate and short lived pink blooms are stunning.

I’ve started work on our next limited edition bowl.

Huzzah!

 

Large French Grey Vases

May 24, 2021

Sorry folks, we are currently sold out of the large French grey vases, Stephen will be making some in the next week or two.

Drop us a line if you’d like to know when they are made and ready to send out.