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Seeing Red – Exhibition

January 13, 2020

Pleased to be showing 3 new bowls within this group exhibition.

Saturday 18 January – Sunday 1 March 2020 – Fen Ditton Gallery

“This exhibition is the second in a series of exhibitions exploring colour that Amanda Game is curating for Fen Ditton Gallery. Each show brings together works by artists, from different disciplines, to explore how colour as both subject and medium remains a fundamental part of many artistic processes.”

More details here

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.

Studio Exhibition – Crossing Lines Crossing Colours

May 2, 2019

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.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Manchester

October 8, 2018

We will be moving a little bit of Rosedale to the city of Manchester for this lovely event, showing our glass with 150 makers from across the disciplines.

We will be there 11-14 October

PV 11th 6pm – 9pm

Friday 10 – 6pm

Sat 10 – 5pm

Sunday 10 – 4pm

Andy Goldsworthy – Rosedale

July 2, 2018

Artist Andy Goldsworthy is making a series of works in Rosedale, which will eventually form a beautiful walking trail in Northdale.

We are delighted to have made a small contribution to one of the works in the form of an Occulus, for Jobs Well, and we are really looking forward to the completion of the project which is supported by the David Ross Foundation.

Catkins of the Alder Tree

April 30, 2018

Our first design of 2018 is now available to order here

Our first design of 2018 is an intense golden yellow with a transparent bright green lip wrap, a small celebration of spring’s colours.

Not only do we find the catkins beautiful when covering a tree with colour long before the leaves uncurl, the Alder trees also have a special significance for glassmakers.

When we make glass, we use Alder wood for our blocks to shape and cool the molten glass as this wood is especially good at absorbing water.
Alder does not rot when wet and for that reason most of Venice is built on Alder piles.

You maybe unaware, that when visiting Rosedale you will travel along Alder Carr Lane.
A ‘Carr’ is the old name for an Alder Woods, which were thought to have mysterious, magical atmospheres.

Rosedale has an abundance of Alder trees on the banks of our two rivers.

The Alder Catkins fill the trees with colour and springs promise long before any leaves uncurl. (The pollen has long been used as a dye for clothes, even for the fairy folk)

For all of us this year spring is much later…. the Alder Catkins are particularly late to reveal their splendour and as I type Rosedale’s Alder trees are only just coming into bloom.

We hope the design of this new bowl brings a little early spring into your home.

Our new limited edition of 100 bowls is the first of 2018.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered

 

Exhibition – A Portrait of Place

February 9, 2018

“A Portrait of Place”

Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

February 10 – 13 May 2018 The Bowes Museum

The Landscape of Teesdale has long been an inspiration to artists including the water colours of John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and ‘Portrait’ of Teesdale uses a different perspective, digital satellite imaging.

This enables a new view of the landscape, revealing the geology, rivers systems and layers of human endeavour, carved into the land and overlaid for millennia.

We engrave layers of marks into the glass, blurring the boundary between abstraction and a literal interpretation.

Just as changing light illuminates the landscape, light is integral to our work, animating our glass, revealing layers of colours and engraving.

Our subtly distorted bowl forms, represent the soft curves and hollows of the land. The gentle forms and complex engraved surfaces of every vessel ensures each piece is a unique object.

 

Four Resovoirs

Manmade marks constructed, burned and worked into the land, have their own beauty and rhythm. Winter colours highlight the cold depth of the water and the stark staccato patterns of the burned uplands.

Blown Engraved and Wheel Cut Overlay, Cameo Glass

H 16cm Ø 40cm