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Northern Design Awards

November 16, 2017

We are really excited to be included as a finalist in the Designer Maker category – competing against some very tough Northern competition.

We are set to find out if we have won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester when the winners are announced at a glittering gala dinner. One the judges, Linda Barker praises the awards “”It’s a privilege to be part of the illustrious judging panel and to be part of the growing phenomena that is ‘The Northern Design Awards’ “The award ceremony is always one of the most glamorous events in my diary, a fabulous event that celebrates the power of the North’.

Design-Nation: Marks & Tools

April 24, 2017

Design – Nation: Marks & Tools is a major showcase exhibition of work by over twenty Design-Nation network members at the OXO Tower Gallery for London Craft Week.

We are delighted to be showing one of our Original Works – Landscape – Cameo engraved Glass alongside some of our opaque studio production bowls, one of which has been kindly used in the poster.

We look forward to the Private view on Thursday 4th may.


Mistletoe Bowl

November 22, 2016

Our final limited edition design of 2016, Mistletoe. A celebration of Christmas through this richly symbolic evergreen plant.

Stealing kisses beneath a bough is a relatively new tradition associated with Mistletoe. It’s folklore is, in some places dark, however, in Yorkshire it’s been a symbol of living in harmony since Mediaeval times and this element of it’s history seems worthy of note and more relevant than ever.

Available to order at the end of November. Please join our emailing list for the notification.


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With Love Project

March 16, 2016

Last year we were visited by Chris & Rob of the With Love Project

“With Love is a site dedicated to finding people who produce things with a passion and purpose. It is brought to you by Chris Roberts and Rob Evans and documents their search to find individuals who truly care about what they do and what they produce.

Asking one single question along the way… “Why do you do what you do?”

We are really pleased to have been included in the Film & Book. Thank you.

Soon to be screened at “The Independents Club” london follow @withloveproject for details

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Rosehip Bowl – Limited Edition

November 23, 2015

Our new bowl will be available to order later on this week.  Join our mailing list to receive limited edition emails

The Rose Hip Bowl design depicts the simple form of the hips, the vigorous growth and defensive ‘Dags’ (thorns) of the plant, and serves as a permanent reminder of autumn’s riches, and winters approach.

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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.


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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.