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The Bluebell Limited Edition Bowl

June 16, 2015

The Bluebell Bowl is our new limited edition, celebrating the constancy of the seasons. The piece depicts an accurately scaled scene of these abundant flowers, captured on the way to Rosedale’s Dukka Bridge  – and serves as a permanent reminder of the delights of seeing the annual, joyous, brilliant festival of colour that is the English Bluebell.

They bloomed late in Rosedale this year but our patience was rewarded with banks of this beautiful flower bowing their heads in the late spring sunshine.

Available to order from 18th June

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The British Glass Biennale

May 14, 2015

We are pleased to announce that three of our landscape studies have been selected as part of the British Glass Biennale, which takes place in Stourbridge from 28 May to 28 June 2015.

This major exhibition awards a number of prestigious prizes, chosen by a jury of industry leaders from institutions such as Sotherbys, the Ikon Gallery and the British Glass Foundation. The event forms part of the International Festival of Glass, and has been attracting visitors and enthusiasts from across the world to venues throughout Stourbridge’s well established Glass Quarter. A vast range of techniques are represented in the works featured across the Biennale – it continues to be one of the most significant international events for anyone interested in contemporary art and design in glassmaking. http://www.biennale.org.uk/

 

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London Craft Week 6-10 May 2015

May 3, 2015

Our new limited Cherry Blossom bowl will be launched exclusively at the iconic Fortnum & Mason store during the first ever London Craft Week, where events will be taking place in various venues across the city from 6 – 10 May 2015 and on exhibition and available to purchase until 31st May.

We’re delighted to have been chosen to be part of a specially curated exhibition featuring the work of 28 luxury craftsmen, all of whom are part of the Walpole Mentoring Programme.

Many of the makers will be showcasing items of contemporary craft that have been made specifically for the Fortnum & Mason event, with a broad range of disciplines included – from ceramics, paper and jewellery to millinery, glass and silverware.

During the course of the event, there will be an open invitation to ‘meet the makers’ on Friday 8th May between 2-5pm, where members of the public are given the opportunity to see & speak to the exhibitors. Live demonstrations will also be taking place, enabling customers to learn more about the processes involved and the high level of skills required in order to produce these objects of superior quality.

In addition to glassware from Gillies Jones, Michael Ruh and Heather Gillespie, the Fortnum & Mason showcase will include the works of ceramicists Helen Beard and Chris Keenan, silversmiths Ndidi Ekubia and Shona Marsh, milliners Katherine Elizabeth, Emma Yeo and Bailey Tomlin, jewellers Ruth Tomlinson and Jesscia Poole. There will be a special focus on leather craftsmanship with Saddler Mia Sabel working alongside the brand Ettinger, her Walpole Crafted Mentor.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store.

For details of all other events taking place during the London Craft Week, please visit the website to view the full brochure.

www.londoncraftweek.com

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Art Glass Exhibition – York

November 22, 2014

‘Winters Mark’ our exhibition of monochrome hand blown, engraved art glass is now on in the basement gallery  at The White Room. The gallery is on Bootham below Priestley s@no36 and runs until 18th January.

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‘Winters Mark’ – The White Room York

November 14, 2014

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Exhibition – York 22nd Nov – 18th January

The White Room Gallery is at Priestleys, 36 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL, is open on Mondays from 11am to 5pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm. Free entry, for more info visit www.priestleys-york.co.uk/gallery

Within this this intimate space, we will show a collection of monochrome spun plates and bowls & spherical forms.

We are known for our colour sense, though we started life making monochrome original works and for this seasonal exhibition inspired by the winter landscapes of the North York Moors, we will be showing a new series of works created purely in black and white engraved glass.

Our current work, ‘Landscape Studies’, is informed by the visual experience of the remarkable landscape in which we live and work, at our studio in rural Ryedale, winter often brings extreme weather which transforms the view, as Kate explains, “With winter snow the landscape undergoes a huge change, becoming pared back and redefined by structure and lines, resembling a black and white drawing. Our new monochromatic work captures the essence of the North York Moors at this special time of year”.

This exhibition is supported by Ryedale Artworks, in partnership with Ryedale District Council

 

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New ‘Pushed’ Landscape Studies

October 7, 2014

From October 20th – Nov 30th 2014

Our new bowl forms, in cameo, wheel cut and sand blasted glass have been pushed in the final stages of the blowing process distorting the rim of the bowl, creating sensual curves, evoking the gentle undulations and lie of the land in the North York Moors.

This, our first series of new ‘pushed’ bowl forms, will be smaller in scale and range from a minimum of H15cm -ø 20cm in both opaque and transparent colour combinations.


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”.