Journal

Re -Opening Our Doors

November 30, 2020

We are pleased to say our Rosedale studio re-opens it’s doors to visitors from Dec 2nd until 20th December, when we then close for Christmas holidays.


Find us tucked away behind the village Church yard. ⁠

Monday – Saturday 10-4⁠
Sunday 2-4 ⁠


Fox & Cubs – Interior View

November 23, 2020

Sunshine and a warm colour.

This is the third and final design of 2020 for our limited edition bowls.

Fox & Cubs – Last Limited Edition of 2020

November 23, 2020

Like a field of hot coals fox and cubs crowds parts of the Rosedale churchyard from June until late October every year.

A perennial member of the daisy family, fox and cubs (pilosella aurantiaca) has many names including tawny hawkweed, Flora’s paintbrush and golden mouse ear. Its name refers to the way that many of the unopened flower heads hide beneath those that are already open.

It is alleged that hawks eat these wildflowers and that is the reason for their superb eyesight…

The seed head, dancing atop a slender stem, is both smaller and coarser than it’s relative the dandelion, but remains a vital source of nectar and pollen for bees.
Introduced to the UK in the 17th Century as a garden plant from the Alpine region of Europe, my morning dog walks give me a good reason to stop and admire this beautiful wildflower.

Made in two sizes, this bowl is a warm transparent reddy orange with a warm yellow lip wrap.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered.

All UK orders will be delivered by December 18th at the latest, international orders will be individually advised.

Thank you – Contemporary Glass Society

November 23, 2020

Many thanks to Kirsteen Aubrey the new editor of Glass Network, the magazine of the Contemporary Glass Society.

The CGS is a dynamic growing community, passionate about contemporary glass.

You can find out more here

Great article Kirsty, ‘Living in a Bowl’ which underscores our collaboration, the influence of our location and the importance of drawing in our work.

Yorkshire Post – Thank you

October 31, 2020

Many thanks to the folks at the Yorkshire Post for a great 25th anniversary piece in this weeks magazine.

Lovely photos my Jim Hardisty and generous words by Lucy Oates. Thank you.

You can read it online too, click here

 

A Virtual Tour of ‘Portrait of Place’

October 30, 2020

Join Kate on a guided virtual tour of Portrait of Place…..

If you can’t get there in person, we hope you enjoy this virtual tour as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

The exhibition runs until November 9th at the Inspired by Gallery, in the Moors Centre Danby.

 

Love Dahlias

October 30, 2020

Love these flowers and our vases together. Feel like a kid in a sweet shop everytime I see a bunch of these blooms.

A Portrait of Place

October 2, 2020

Portrait of Place

Our solo exhibition, Portrait of Place, will run from October 10 to November 9, at the Moors Centre in Danby.

This collection of new pieces in Swedish Overlay engraved glass and monochrome works is a study of the North York Moors landscape.

The exhibition will be free entry (unless stated below) and no booking is required, however, numbers of visitors to the gallery will be managed in line with current safety considerations.

Kate and Stephen will be at the opening ticketed event on October 9, please click here if you would like to join us.

On October 24, Kate will guide tours around the work at 11am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 2.15pm; further details here.

As we live through and celebrate out 25th year making glass in Rosedale Abbey, in the most extraordinary of times, we are delighted to have the opportunity to present our new work in contemporary engraved glass.

We hope you are safe and well.

Very warmest regards

Stephen and Kate

The Yorkshire Times

October 1, 2020

Many thanks for the article

 

https://www.yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/A-Portrait-Of-Place–A-Study-In-Glass-By-Gillies-Jones

 

Preparing for the Solo Show

September 17, 2020

The last few pieces are being made in Swedish Overlay ready for the exhibition which open on 10th October in Danby.

Love this pic, capturing the moment just before the two bubbles touch and are pushed together.

Overlay is a challenging process, with only one way to get it right, and a thousand ways to get it wrong, the most common is air, trapped between the two layers and the process is then abandoned.