Crucible – Changing the Pot
The furnace is off as we change the crucible, ready for the year ahead making glass. The pot corrodes over time and develops holes or cracks, which can, eventually go through and create all kinds of havoc for a glassmaker. This pot has been in the furnace since summer 2017 and is ready to come out. Hope to have the furnace relit next week and have the beating heart of the building return to warm this stone building through.
Happy New Year 2020
A very happy new year to you.
We are looking forward to this new year for many reasons. We have plans made, many of which will involve celebrating our 25th year making glass together in Rosedale.
Please join our studio mailing list to be the first to learn of special events and exhibitions.
In January and February each year, we work behind closed doors and resume our usual opening hours on March 1st.
We still accept PayPal orders during this time and if you would like to visit the studio, please call ahead to arrange an appointment.
Warm regards from Rosedale,
Stephen & Kate
A Simple Black Vase
A simple vase in black glass, that allows for any colour of flower to shine, be it a single garden bloom, or an elaborate table centre for a special occasion.
The vase has a small hole of approx 1.5cm diameter in the top so as it can hold a simple single bloom or an arrangement.
Available in a large or small size.
Last orders for Christmas 19th December.
Crossing Line Crossing Colour
Our studio exhibition closes this weekend. New work in Swedish Overlay engraved glass, plate, bowl and sphere forms.
Studio Exhibition – Crossing Lines Crossing Colours
An exhibition of new overlay engraved bowl, plate and sphere forms.
Taking elements of the landscape and abstracting the marks, overlaying colour and line.
The stone walls that divide this landscape follow the geology, criss cross the land making an order, a structure, framework to which people work and manage the landscape. This division has an energy and creates a familiar pattern and an illusion of control over the landscape and the elements that shape it.
All these pattens in the landscape are but temporary marks which them selves will be in time overlayed.
The exhibition runs from 3rd June until 30th June
If you’d like more info or an invite to the PV, please join our studio mailing list.
Easter Studio Hours
This Easter we are open our usual hours.
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Dave will be here to welcome you, Kate & Stephen will be away cheering their lad who is playing for the England U15 Basketball team in Paris.
Thank you for all the wonderful messages of support following our little bit on Countryfile.
Apologies to anyone frustrated by the website crashing under the weight of interest following the show. All is back up and working well.
Warmest regards from Rosedale
Stephen & Kate
BBC One – Countryfile
Spent a day with this lovely fella, when BBC Countryfile came to visit us in 2019.
We are delighted to have had the segment we filmed included in John Cravens special his 1,250th episode of Countryfile – he opens up a treasure trove of memories of some of his favourite parts of Britain.
You’ll be able to see our time together on IPlayer as John Craven celebrates 50 years as a BBC presenter, broadcast on May 2nd 2021.
Watch us spinning an overlay glass plate and taking John through the process and the landscape that inspires our work.
Find us from 47 mins
Can you post glass ?
Can you post your glass safely is a question we are often asked, and yes is the answer.
We use good quality packing materials and a sturdy box to protect the glass in transit. The Royal Mail delivers all our UK parcels on a guaranteed signed for next day service. If you are not in, they will keep it safe until you re arrange delivery or collect it from the local office. We send our glass successfully throughout Europe and Worldwide.
Glassmaking – Root Vases
We’ve been making our small Root vases this week, in a wide variety of colours. These vases are so easy to use for the non flower arrangers amongst us (myself included), any seasonal flowers seem to position themselves effortlessly.
Though not available to order online, give us a call or an email if you’d like us to post one off to you.