Journal

Winter Opening Hours up to March 1st.

January 19, 2022

Just to update our winter opening hours.

We are officially closed to visitors until March 1st.

However, we are still blowing glass most days Monday – Thursdays and, by the nature of the process…. our doors.

If you are making a special trip, best call ahead. 01751 417550

Friday Saturday and Sunday we will be closed until March 1st.

From March 1st we will be open are usual, consistent hours.

See you then, and of course any online orders will immediately be fulfilled.

Thank you Rachel Phillips

January 19, 2022

Kate’s been away on a ‘busmans’ working under the tutorage of the wonderful Rachel Phillips

“It was a great experience, I was completely out of my comfort zone and learned a great deal from the master of mark making, engraving and painting on glass.

I’m looking forward to see how these new skills and ideas come though onto the surfaces of our glass.”

 

Thank you Rachel.

 

Our studio doors are now closed until March 1st 2022

December 20, 2021

Our studio doors are now closed to visitors.

We look forward to seeing you from March 2022 and for now we will be enjoying some proper winter weather, family time, long walks enjoying the wonders of Rosedale and a creative period in the hot shop after Christmas.

Online orders received after 20th December will be posted out from Jan 3rd.

Many thanks for your support of our craft in 2021

 

Stephen & Kate

The Hawthorn Bowl

December 13, 2021

Our fourth seasonal design celebrates the abundant berries of the Hawthorn.

The deep red colour, hums in the hedgerows as the Hawthorn, laden with ripe Haw’s, are now bare of leaves.

Birds love Hawthorn; its dense cover offers protection and food for blackbirds, thrushes and fieldfares among others.

The flowers and leaves have many uses as do the berries for hedgerow jellies, wines and herbal medicine, which includes treating heart problems and are imbued throughout with Faery magic.

The colour of the glass used in making this bowl is rare and we have waited many years, testing various melts, to find a melt that gives a consistently warmer, deeper red, reminiscent of a tree laden with Haw.

This bowl is a deep transparent red with a transparent red lip wrap.

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

All orders will be with you in good time for this Christmas.

For all orders:-
Last UK Post 20th December
Last USA Post 13th December
Last European Post 16th December
Last Australia & New Zealand 6th December

 

 

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.