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The Crystal Makers – Stourbridge

May 31, 2014

Stephen made a pilgrimage to Stourbridge yesterday to see the glass cutter Richard Lamming and visit Broadfield House Glass Museum. The museum is a real gem.

Good to see our two pieces in the museum including a bowl specifically purchased for the cameo collection.

Fantastic black and white film below on view at the museum. There are some gems in this film which are as pertinent now for glassmakers as when the movie was made.

The film resonates particularly well with us as the first glass makers of Rosedale were Huguenots and we both studied glass making in Stourbridge, “glass making is a way of life,  It gets in your blood”.

The Cuckoo Flower Limited Edition Bowl 1The Cuckoo Flower Limited Edition Bowl 2

The Cuckoo Flower Limited Edition Bowl

May 15, 2014

Cuckoo Flower Bowl
Limited Edition of 50 Bowls
Made to order in a colour of your choice, this bowl features the spring cuckoo flower, so named because it flowers as the cuckoo calls.
It’s a delicate pinky-white-to-lilac flower, now abundant in Rosedale as the verges, now designated wildlife corridors by the North York Moors National Park, are left uncut.
The variety of wild flowers is increasing each year and they’re becoming easier to spot in the wild verges. 

All the wild flowers are exquisite and delicate, an essence we hope this bowl captures.

To order a bowl give us a call on 01751 417550 or email studio@gilliesjonesglass.co.uk
£195 plus P&P £15
H11cm ø15cm

 

Design Nation

May 7, 2014

Many thanks to Sue Pryke for the interview for the Design Nation Blog and of course the marvellous Andrew Tanner. http://www.designnation.co.uk/blog

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

History:
Peta Levi MBE, founder of Design Nation had her obituary written by journalist and photographer Barbara Chandler in the Independent,
click here to read about this champion of British design and her lifelong passion for promoting craft design and product.

Still Pool

Still Pool

New pieces in two sizes and many colours.