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November 29, 2011

From 1st December until 1st March when usual hours resume.

December to Feb is our creative time in the hot shop, preparing for next years exhibitions, working through ideas, trying new ways of making.

If you want to come up to visit the studio, don’t hesitate, just drop us a line first to ensure we are here to welcome you.


Graal Faces – Experimental

November 21, 2011

Playing with some new drawings onto the graal embryos, ready for the sand carving process. Still trying to keep a sense of the spontaneity of drawing with each finished piece.

Baldwin Guggisberg – Beyond Glass

November 16, 2011

The exhibition is beautiful and clearly shows their journey in every respect. On until 27th March 2012, if you find yourself in Geneva its is well worth the visit. The Book that accompanies the exhibition too is beautiful and worth adding a ‘glass books’ collection. On 24th November Philip & Monica will be at the Museum to talk about the work, more details here. Philip & Monica were the inspiring people to work for and we owe them a debt of gratitude.

Anniina Tenno

Our Hot Glass assistant Anniina Tenno has return to Finland for the winter period, and a for a class or two in Sweden… looking forward to welcoming her back in early January.

Cattle Drive

These expectant ladies were moved from summer grazing to Yatts Farm for the winter. Amazing how large the beasts are when on the road and not in a field. Very pleased to be given notice of the impending drive and could then shut all the studio doors in preparation !


A November Day in Whitby

November 13, 2011

Had a walk on the beach yesterday. The light was amazing, the temperature warm and the paddlers many! The sky was co clear, and so blue, just beautiful.


Chase at the RCA Tonight !

November 10, 2011

We have sent 5 Graal Goblets for tonight’s event.

The Exhibition

The Shooting Star CHASE exhibition, which encompasses contemporary painting, sculpture and glass, has been going for ten years and raises, in one evening, up to UKP100,000 for Shooting Star CHASE. The exhibition takes place in the ground floor gallery of the Royal College of Art in London (Kensington Gore, next to the Albert Hall). It is on the evening of Thursday 10th November (starting at 7pm). Tickets are £65 which includes  champagne and canapés.

This is a great opportunity to buy art from leading contemporary British artists, both representational and abstract. Prices range from £100 to £5,000+. The artists receive the normal price for their work and Shooting Star CHASE receives the “gallery” commission.

Glass Section

As usual glass section will be there and as always we have wonderful UK Glass artists:
Julie Coakley, Katharine Coleman*, Matt Durran, Sally Fawkes*, Sara Fell , Gillies Jones, Richard Jackson*, Monette Larsen , Charlie Macpherson , James Maskrey, Amanda Notarianni , Ronald Pennell , Mark Raynes Roberts, David Reekie, Colin Reid , Victoria Scholes,  Louis Thompson and Sarah Wiberley.
* Katharine, Rik and Sal will be there on the night to help as they have so generously been for the last 10 years.

Last year we had a bumper year selling half of the glass (almost unheard of in any gallery). As this is likely to be our last year of selling glass, do come and support us and see if we can outdo last year’s record performance. I hope that you will come and support Shooting Star CHASE. We would be delighted to see you there.


You will find an invitation and application/donation form attached. Pls note that you can also pay for your tickets on line at Otherwise the Application form should be sent as directed on it, but if you want further information,feel free to contact me. Please also pass the information on to anyone else that you think might be interested.

Farm House Fodder – Rosedale Abbey

November 8, 2011

Maggie Barraclough runs a tea shop updale from her farm house (Farm House Fodder), its open weekends in November 11am – 4pm. If you are visiting the studio to see the Graal  exhibition and fancy a cup of tea, its a good hours walk updale to find hot drinks and good food served in what is almost a Yorkshire version of an Alpine hut with wood burner ! … The views are spectacular and the tea & cake delicious. ( You can of course drive it too)